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You could have surprised us

Filed: Monday, 15th May 2017
By: Staff Writer

A West Ham player who featured in Sunday's humiliating home defeat against Liverpool insists that the season isn't over yet.

Havard Nordtveit was part of the team which was thrashed at home by a Liverpool side that hadn't managed to beat West Ham in their previous five outings prior to Sunday afternoon's meeting.

However the Norweigan international insisted that despite the latest crushing reversal, there is still plenty to play for this season - with a match against Burnley to look forward to.

"We will work hard this week," said the 26-year-old midfielder. "We want to finish the season off well at Burnley. This season has had its ups and downs, but the last five games before Sunday were good.

"It was disappointing to finish at home like that. We wanted to finish strongly and give the fans what they deserve with a good win, but when we conceded a goal in the last few minutes of the first half it made it hard.

"If we can get on the level of the Tottenham game more consistently then we have a good opportunity to get back to where we were last season."

Nordtveit, who was still part of Borussia Monchengladbach's squad 12 months ago before joining West Ham in the summer on a free transfer was panned on social media after the game after being accused of idly standing by as Liverpool scored their third goal of the game.

Meanwhile fellow Hammer Winston Reid believes yesterday's defeat was "just one of those days".

"It turned into a game that we really didn’t want," he said. "They are really good. They have good quality players and have a lot of speed. Everything went wrong.

"I thought we started alright and we had a couple of chances. But at the end of the day we lost as a team. We tried our best and went out there to try and put on a performance. But sometimes you have days like that - and unfortunately, we’ve had a few of them this season."

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