Hammers crowd hero Adrian has told his team-mates to grab the early goal that will kill off any Birkirkara Europa League comeback hopes.
The Spanish stopper said: “I have confidence in my team mates but we need to be careful because Birkirkara are playing at home this time.
“We need to keep a clean sheet and score an early goal – that would be very important for us.
“They have quality players and they have been playing in Europe for a long time, so we need to be careful of them and to keep our mentality and strength in our team.”
And boss Slaven Bilic declared: “We are better than them of course, and to get a better result than 1-0 we should have scored earlier which I think we deserved.
But at the end, we have a positive result. I am sure that it should be enough especially if we score a goal here, which we will try to do, and our team is capable of.”