Upton Park

Next Game

West Ham v Man Utd

Sunday, 08 February 2015, 16:15

Barclays Prem

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 2 - 0 West Ham

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Jussi expected Hammers rally

Goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen admits West Ham failed to produce a battling response in Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Last Updated: 04/12/13 at 11:16 Post Comment

Jussi Jaaskelainen has urged West Ham to be more ruthless

Jussi Jaaskelainen has urged West Ham to be more ruthless

West Ham fell behind in the 42nd minute at Selhurst Park through Marouane Chamakh's header and they offered little after the break apart from a disallowed goal from Stewart Downing.

Jaaskelainen was disappointed with side's failure to mount a fightback and has called on the Hammers to raise their standards in time for Saturday's Premier League trip to Liverpool.

He told the club's official website: "We put in a great performance on Saturday and obviously we wanted to build on that and carry on, but it was frustrating on Tuesday because when you go 1-0 down you want to have a good response.

"You can't go 1-0 up in every game so the response is important - we still had 50 minutes to get a goal and then go on to try and win the game but it didn't happen.

"They hadn't really created any chances up until then, and they've got a new manager who everybody knows is very keen on set plays. It was always going to be key for us to be good on the set plays, but we've conceded from one.

"We have to make sure that we have a good game and a good response at Liverpool now."

West Ham's lack of attacking bite was surprising after the 3-0 win over Fulham at the weekend and Jaaskelainen insists his side must be more ruthless at Anfield.

"You know that you have to be ready for the situation [of coming from behind], so hopefully we can learn from what happened at Crystal Palace," he said.

"It has not been an ideal start but we have a chance to get back to a good performance on Saturday.

"We took our chances on Saturday and we need to do that consistently, hitting the target and making the goalkeeper make saves.

"We've defended the corners and wide free kicks very well throughout the season, so we need to put Crystal Palace behind us, and build on what we achieved against Fulham."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

Nemanja Matic says Chelsea happy to maintain their five-point Premier League lead

Midfielder Nemanja Matic was happy to take a point after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

Roberto Martinez delighted with 'immense' Everton's 1-0 win at Crystal Palace

Roberto Martinez believes his side can now reach their true potential after ending their winless run at Crystal Palace.

Premier League: Chelsea maintain five-point lead after 1-1 draw with Manchester City

Chelsea remain five points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 1-1 draw with second-placed Manchester City.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company