Robert Snodgrass has dismissed West Ham United’s Premier League struggles, saying that he can do nothing about it whilst out on loan.
The winger joined Aston Villa for the season last summer and has enjoyed a fruitful campaign in the Championship, leading the division’s assist table with 12 from his 31 appearances.
Speaking after the Villans’ 4-1 win over leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday night, Snodgrass was quizzed on his position on his parent club’s problems after supporters invaded the pitch and protested the board in the 3-0 loss to Burnley.
“What happened to West Ham, there’s nothing I can do because I’m not there,” the Scotland international is quoted as saying in the Birmingham Mail.
“It was difficult last season at the back end, but in the first half of the season I scored nine goals from midfield in the Premier League,” he added.
“What happened there, I can’t really comment on it, it’s a new season at Aston Villa and I’m loving every second of it.”
Snodgrass was signed by then-West Ham manager Slaven Bilic in January 2017, but criticised the Croatian in an interview with Sky Sports after departing the London Stadium in August.
The 30-year-old questioned why his boss insisted on playing him on the left of midfield after he had bagged nine goals in 23 appearances in the first half of the campaign as a right winger for Hull City.
Saturday afternoon saw the Hammers slump to a third Premier League defeat in as many games and supporters made their feelings towards the Irons’ hierarchy known with fierce protests in the second half of the clash.
Fans invaded the pitch and threw missiles into the directors’ box, actions which are likely to see the club severely punished by the Football Association.
West Ham have a lengthy break before their next fixture, a must-win encounter with fellow relegation candidates Southampton at the end of March.