West Ham defender Johnson: We're not taking our chances

West Ham United were yet again made to rue chances they missed.

That is according to Ben Johnson, who spoke after the Hammers were bundled out of the Carabao Cup in the third round.

The Irons were beaten on penalties by Blackburn Rovers, after they could only manage a 2-2 draw in normal time at the London Stadium.

“We’ve not got the good fortune as we did in the last season,” Johnson told West Ham TV.

“Games and decisions are going against us and it’s difficult to take. But, of course, we’ve got to move on and continue to the next game. Hopefully we can go into the next game, win that, and give everything in it.

“I think, in parts in the first half, we played well. We started off sloppy and they scored a goal and had a few chances, but we played some good football in the first half and had some openings.

“The second half, we looked so dangerous from set pieces and from getting in behind. Michail was a nuisance and got his goal, and we thought the game would be wrapped up. It’s just one of those things. The last couple of games, we’ve been punished in the critical moments.

“Going into the end of the game is always on a knife-edge and we thought we did enough, but unfortunately we conceded late on.”