Avram Grant believes West Ham have turned the corner


Avram Grant claims West Ham United have 'turned the corner' after recording their first Premier League victory of the season.

The Hammers moved off the foot of the table after grinding out a 1-0 win over Tottenham and Upton Park on Saturday.

Frederic Piquionne's first-half header – his first league goal for the club – settled a tight encounter as Grant's side following up last weekend's 1-1 draw with Stoke with their first three-point haul of the season.

Their first four games of the season had all ended in defeat, but afterwards an upbeat Grant was full of praise for the character in his ranks.

He said:"We have turned the corner. Football is results – we deserved more from the Bolton and Chelsea games but there is no 'deserve' in the table.

"Only two weeks ago we started to train all the team together, except the injured players.

"This is a team, they are developing well and I must say they are progressing quicker than I thought."

Meanwhile, Grant also singled out Robert Green for praise after the England goalkeeper bounced back from a heavily-criticised run of games for club and country with an eye-catching display.

"It was a typical Robert Green performance," he added."He is a good goalkeeper. Sometimes keepers have good days and bad days but this was his normal performance.

"He did some great saves. It is not easy, especially the one from (Luka) Modric."

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