English Premiership

Collins: Irons need good result against Swansea

2018-02-27 16:05
Dimitri Payet.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - West Ham United defender James Collins has encouraged his team-mates to move on from the defeat at Liverpool and clinch three points against Swansea City on Satuday.

The Irons were dealt a humbling 4-1 defeat at Anfield on Saturday, when Emre Can, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane all scored for the Reds, while Michail Antonio netted a consolation for the Hammers.

However, Collins has revealed that spirits remain high in the West Ham camp, and has urged the team to focus on winning their upcoming Premier League games.

"We’re going to have to go to Swansea and then host Burnley in the next couple of weeks and pick up our points from those games," said Collins, according to the club's official website.

"I said to the boys in the dressing room that we cannot dwell on what happened at Liverpool, as better teams than us have gone to Anfield and been steamrolled, so we’ve got to look at the video, look at what we did right and what we did wrong and move on to a huge game in Wales on Saturday.

"Morale in the camp is good. We had a good result against Watford and then a couple of weeks of good training, so spirits are high. We’ve got some great characters in that dressing room and we need to focus on Swansea, go there and get a good result."

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