Pablo Zabaleta received widespread acclamation for his outstanding performance against Huddersfield and is pretty pleased with himself and the team’s display.
Commenting to the official site he said: “I played as a wing-back against Huddersfield. It’s been a long time since I played in that position, but I was happy with the performance.
“I always tried to support in attack and also always try to be in the right position defensively. Overall I think we were solid at the back.
“We needed a performance like that as defenders, because in the last three games we conceded ten goals. That wasn’t good enough, so I’m very happy with the performance overall. The whole team did great.
“A clean sheet like Monday’s brings confidence back and hopefully we can continue playing in that way.”
“It was great to play my first game at London Stadium. The atmosphere was fantastic – I came here with City last season and was impressed with the atmosphere.
“Of course, it was great to experience it as a West Ham player on Monday. Thank you to the supporters – they were great, they were behind the team and I’m pleased with the performance. We needed to win a game like this.”