Jarvis: Response required

Matt Jarvis admits West Ham United need to 'roll our sleeves up and fight' after failing to pull clear of relegation trouble.

Last Updated: 09/12/13 at 15:48 Post Comment

Matt Jarvis: Aware of the need for West Ham to start picking up points

Matt Jarvis: Aware of the need for West Ham to start picking up points

The Hammers have won just one of their last eight Premier League fixtures, and only three of 15 so far this season.

Unsurprisingly, an inability to string positive results together has left them languishing at the wrong end of the table and looking anxiously over their shoulder.

Only goal difference is keeping Sam Allardyce's side out of the bottom three at present, with a 4-1 reverse away at Liverpool on Saturday pushing them a little deeper into the mire.

Jarvis told the club's official website on the need to offer a positive response: "We can't feel sorry for ourselves.

"We need to stay positive and make sure we are working extremely hard, as we did at Liverpool, and get that positive result we need to kick-start our season.

"It's definitely time to roll our sleeves up and fight. That's exactly what we need to do. However we get the three points, it doesn't matter what we do, we just have to get them and get ourselves up the league.

"We will try to do exactly what we did against Fulham when we face Sunderland on Saturday. If we do, then we'll get three much-needed points and hopefully we can do that on home turf."

On the defeat at Anfield, which saw the Hammers hold their own for long periods but concede at important times, Jarvis said: "We started the game well and created some good opportunities and could have gone in front and given ourselves something to really hold on to.

"To concede just before half-time shot ourselves in the foot.

"Of course it was very unlucky but it was disappointing to concede just before half-time, because that always makes thing hard.

"At 2-1 they looked a little bit nervy and we tried to get back level. We had a couple of chances to score and if you don't score in this league then you get punished, and we did."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho hits back at Arsene Wenger ahead of showdown

Jose Mourinho has retaliated after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questioned Chelsea's defensive approach.

Ilkay Gundogan close to Manchester United move

Manchester United are close to agreeing a £21.5m deal to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, according to Sky sources.

Eden Hazard will stay at Chelsea and not move to Real Madrid, says Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is not concerned about Real Madrid’s reported interest in Eden Hazard.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

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