West Ham manager Sam Allardyce knows that the minority of unhappy supporters who booed his team on Wednesday night will not be present at Sunderland on Monday night, as reported by the club’s official site.
A number of fans vented their anger at the Hammers’ performance in midweek despite a crucial 2-1 win at home to Hull, a result that could effectively keep them up.
West Ham played against ten men for the majority and were thoroughly outplayed by Steve Bruce’s side, however in typical Allardyce mantra the result is all that matters.
The East Enders boss knows that the large number of fans making the colossal trip to Sunderland on Monday night will be as good as ever, although he is prepared for another back lash against Liverpool at home next week.
“The frustration was understandable because when people see you are playing against ten men, they think it’s easier.
“We know as professionals that it’s not that easy and that proved to be the case. The most important thing was to win the game, acquire the three points and try to push on from here.
“We’ve never achieved 15 points from eight games since we’ve been back in the Premier League, so we should all feel a little bit happier and I’m sure everyone who vented their frustration on Wednesday is happier that we’re now nearer safety and looking forward to the Liverpool game at home.
“The fans who travel to Sunderland will get behind the team as they always do.”