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Fab explains the secret of our success

West Ham United are now a team that can cause any outfit in the Premier League problems.

And Lukasz Fabianski is a guy we can rely on for explaining why after being seriously involved at  both ends of the table.

His unforgettable first season saw him stop more shots than any other Premier League goalkeeper as the Hammers faced their then usual battle at the wrong end of the table.

But with another season likely to be in front of him Fab is now enjoying life at the top and has been explaining why there has been such a change in a squad which is looking to even do a Leicester City and actually win the Premier League title.

Speaking to www.whufc.com he said: “Obviously, the results help, but the change in mindset is that we know what kind of team we are and what our strengths and weaknesses are.

And I think we have this belief that we can cause any team problems in this league and that’s what makes us really good, that we have our identity as a team and as a Club.

“That mindset helps us to be in this position that we are in now.”


Łukasz Fabiański


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That was demonstrated on Sunday when the Irons showed all the confidence in the world that they they could end Liverpool’s the Reds’ 25-match unbeaten, and surrounded by staff and supporters who shared that belief.

Fab said: “That was a game of two halves, in all honesty, with the way we played. I think we struggled a bit in the first half with the way we looked to cause them problems. We scored one goal from a set-piece but I think, in general, Liverpool was the team that had a lot of control of the game.

“The second half, I think we were able to keep the ball a little bit more and then we started breaking and creating some good chances and we managed to catch them on the counter-attack and we managed to get another goal on a set piece.

“Then, obviously, we started to defend and we were able to defend our lead until the final whistle, so I think, overall, it was a very pleasing performance for us and especially for the fans, because I think they really enjoyed it.

“The way we work on the set-pieces, when I look at the opposition goalkeeper, you can see how aware they have to be of our threat and the way we make it so difficult, especially for the goalkeepers,” he observed.

“That’s a really big asset to have, to use it in that way, so our Gaffer is really is keen on working on set-pieces and making sure we cover all the things.

“It’s been working for us, so I think we will continue to do it for the rest of the season.”

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