May 26 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Winger Matt Jarvis was not too downhearted by West Ham’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday and was pleased with how many chances they were able to create.
Hammers old boy Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard netted for the Blues at Stamford Bridge but Sam Allardyce’s side looked threatening in attack and spurned a number of chances.
Jarvis was delighted with how West Ham stood up to one of the Premier League’s big boys on their own turf and, while he admitted it was a blow to leave with nothing, he took heart from their efforts.
“It is always a tough place to go and get a result at Stamford Bridge,” he told West Ham’s official website.
“We created chances against them and that gives us confidence as a team, but paid the price unfortunately for not taking them.
“They then scored two goals out of the chances they had, which were enough to see them get the victory.
“You know they are a top, top side, but we were boosted by the fact we created a lot of chances, just unfortunately for us, we didn’t put these away in the game.”
“They have fantastic players and they keep the ball well. Once we got the ball they are pressing us, so it was harder to keep the ball.
“We managed to win at home against them earlier in the season and we did well at times on Sunday and created some really good opportunities and on another day, if they had gone in, it might have been a different story.”
On his own personal performance, Jarvis said: “I was pleased to be able to try and get about creating opportunities for the team.
“Especially in the first half, I was able to put in a few crosses in to try and provide the chances for the boys in the box.”