“We’re very disappointed with the performance,” McDonald told West Ham TV. “Some of the players played on Monday, of course, but what a contrast from Monday when the whole place was buzzing. I don’t think Braga played exceptionally well and we didn’t get into a flow of play or passing and moving style. The creativity wasn’t really there and it was only from free-kicks and corners that we really caused them problems.
“Going from a high on Monday and being very, very pleased with the performance and a cracking atmosphere to a quieter atmosphere, we unfortunately produced a poor performance by everybody.
“I think we try to take positives from every game and it is difficult to try and take some from this one. Our passing wasn’t there, we didn’t make space for ourselves and we certainly didn’t create as many chances as we did on Monday.
“It’s still progress and there is still work to be done and we’ve still got nearly two weeks to go until Cardiff City visit on 17 August in our Barclays Premier League opener. We will need to sharpen everybody up over the next two weeks.”