Upton Park

Next Game

West Ham v Man City

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Turf Moor

Last Game

Burnley 1 - 3 West Ham

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Taylor focused on positives

Matt Taylor remains positive about West Ham's future despite them going down to a late 1-0 defeat at European hopefuls Everton.

Last Updated: 01/03/14 at 21:20 Post Comment

Matt Taylor: West Ham midfielder staying positive despite Everton setback

Matt Taylor: West Ham midfielder staying positive despite Everton setback

Romelu Lukaku denied the Hammers a point with a goal nine minutes from time at Goodison Park and ended their fine run of winning form in the Premier League.

But Taylor says they have to continue looking up at the teams ahead of them in the table, rather than down at the relegation places as it was just over a month ago.

He said: "We conceded a lot of pressure and space, in the main we defended well. We just didn't do enough, particularly in front of goal. Everton are hard to come to, and had we got a point we would have deserved it.

"You have to take the positives. We would have loved to get a win with the run we've been on.

"We are tough to break down but when we have possession we need to use it more in final third. If chances keep coming for them they'll take one - that's the Premier League, the most unforgiving in the world.

"Losing hurts, we haven't had that feeling for a few weeks. It's international week and some of us will have a bit of time of so we have more time to prepare for Stoke and we want to go on another run like the one we just had.

"Everything is a work in progress, there aren't many teams in the position they want to be but we're looking better than we were a few weeks back. There's the games to go, we're in the top half, we want to cement our position there."

Defender Guy Demel added: "Of course we are disappointed after defending so well, a draw would have been fair.

"Next week we have a game at home and we have to stay happy and work hard.

"Of course there is still work to be done, every Premier League game is hard. No-one gives you points for free, that's why everyone wants to be in the Premier League.

"We knew when our heads were down, we could get ourselves out of the situation - we did that and we have to make sure we stay there."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

F

ergie, aren't you supposed to make a beep beep noise when backing up like that?

simonthfc
Ferguson: Club made Moyes decision

S

ome of these are quality! Why you no like him F365?? :(

left right out
The, Erm, 'Best' Of Henry James Redknapp

W

e're our own worst enemy. We're suicidal in defence, and we may just get slaughtered on Sunday. Other than that, I am very pleased with my team.

bob the manc
Van Gaal: We can catch Chelsea

Footer 365

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during win over BATE Borisov

Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during Shakhtar Donestk’s 7-0 Champions League win at BATE Borisov.

Sky Bet League One: Bristol City held, by Bradford City Peterborough lose at Crewe

Bristol City were held by Bradford, but the 2-2 draw saw the Robins set a new club record for league games unbeaten.

Derby go top, Forest draw at Watford

Chris Martin's 81st-minute penalty sent Derby to the top of the league after the Rams grabbed a 1-0 win over Blackpool.

Mail Box

Are There Any Happy Fans Out There?

It seems as if Chelsea, West Ham and Southampton are the only content supporters right now. We have more doom and gloom for you. Who wants good news, eh..?

Is Van Gaal Just A Dutch Pardew?

A Mailbox of comparisons. Van Gaal is similar to Pardew, Wenger to Moyes, Van Persie to a spent force, and Pelle to a bloody gent. There's also plenty from last night...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property