Cape Town - West Ham United goalkeeper Joe Hart heaped praise on the Irons supporters after the 1-1 draw with Leicester City at the London Stadium on Friday.
Marc Albrighton put the Foxes in the lead in the eighth minute but Cheikhou Kouyate leveled matters on the stroke of half-time to salvage a point for the hosts.
Hart believes the West Ham fans boosted the players throughout the game and helped them put in a solid performance following two consecutive defeats.
“I’d like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to the fans as it could have gone one of two ways on Friday night and they chose to stick with us and we have put a performance in,” said Hart, according to the club's official website.
“I was stood in goal and didn't have a lot to do second half and it would have been easy to carry on hammering us, but they were fantastic.
“As good as the players are who we’ve got on our team, when we have their support we play differently. I’m not attaching any blame to the fans, but it meant the world to the players.
“There is steam coming off the big man [Andy Carroll] because he's ironing people out trying to score goals. That's what they want to see and the quality will come.”