Lukasz Fabianski has revealed to the official West Ham United website that the Irons must overcome a mental hurdle if they are to regularly maintain favourable results.
The Polish goalkeeper had been speaking following the Hammers’ draw away to Crystal Palace on Saturday, where the hosts came out after the break the much stronger side and salvaged a point following Mark Noble’s first-half penalty.
In terms of second-half shots alone, the Eagles dominated the Hammers, with 17 efforts without reply, whereas the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke. lashed eight to the Claret and Blues’ six in the opening 45.
Failing to keep the momentum that saw Manuel Pellegrini’s side take the lead is something Fabianski is keen to see ironed out of the way West Ham play, as it also played a decisive factor in the defeats to Bournemouth, Wimbledon and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
“In December, we had a really good run, we looked really solid then, after the Arsenal game, we looked a bit all over the place,” stated the fan favourite.
“I think it is more the mental side. If we are on it from the very first minute then we are able to compete against almost anyone in this league, and we very solid and compact as a team.
“We know that with this mental side, when you start compact and work hard for the team, then you are always able to get something from the games.
“We realised what we have to do out there to get a result. If sometimes we are not playing pretty football, then we know with hard work and tactical awareness you are able to get points.”