Jussi Jaaskelainen insists West Ham must continue working towards their goal of 39-points – a total manager Sam Allardyce believes will be enough to secure Premier League survival.
The Finnish keeper was in fine form again this weekend but couldn’t prevent a 2-0 loss away to Chelsea, despite pulling off great saves to deny both Demba Ba and Eden Hazard.
But the stopper believes the team needs to stick together and is in no doubt they can bounce back against West Brom in two weeks’ time.
He told whufc.com: “We just have to keep going. We have a weekend off now and then we have to go again in a massive game against West Brom in two weeks’ time.
“Sometimes you don’t want to have a break – after the Stoke game we thought it would be great to have a game the next week. Now it comes at a good time because we’ll get three of four players back in and we’ll be stronger. Hopefully we can benefit from that.
“At the end of the day, we just need to get a positive result in our next home game.”
However, the Finn also rues the side’s failure to score away from home again, stressing that not taking our chances away from home has cost us what was promising to be a successful first season back in the Premier League.
“We just need to go away and get that first goal and that will help us to win games,” he continued.
“The key point is that when we get the chance away from hom, we have to take it.”