Avram Grant calm after home reverse


West Ham United boss Avram Grant refused to push the panic button after seeing his side suffer a second successive Premier League defeat.

The Hammers lost 3-0 at Aston Villa on the opening day of the new campaign, before suffering a 3-1 home reverse at the hands of Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

However, Grant was not too downbeat after a positive display, telling the club's official website:"It was a strange game. I don't know what to think.

"We played better than I thought we can play. Good football, good chances and quickly. We played like a team that is right near the top, but we missed the penalty and a lot of chances.

"We played last week against Aston Villa, they had 30 per cent less chances than we had and they won the game. I was very happy with the performance, I was very disappointed with the result.

"We have a very tough two games coming, but if you saw the spirit after the game last week and even after being two down today, you know that this season we will not give up and keep fighting.

"Even today you saw the players that played did well. More important is how we respond. Again we were fighting and I was very pleased."

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