West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski knows it will take a lot of hard work for the Hammers to maintain their Premier League status.
The No 1 stopper was frustrated to leave Selhurst Park with no points with the team second best during the Saturday lunchtime game.
While the Irons were far from their best at Selhurst Park, Fabiański believed the team’s spirit kept them in the hunt.
Although we were beaten Fab believes the lads will continue to show character, while mixing it with sharper work in both penalty areas over the remainder of the campaign.
Next up for the Hammers is a trip to league leaders Manchester City on Wednesday.
Having taken a point from his former club Arsenal, and pushed Liverpool all the way in a narrow 2-1 defeat Fabiański believes that his team can make life difficult for the Citizens at Etihad Stadium.
“It’s always difficult when you lose games, especially when we’re in the situation that we find ourselves in,” he admitted.
“So, obviously we’re not pleased with the result on Saturday because we were hoping to put in a good performance that would get us something from the game, but we lost that one.
“We have to continue to work and focus on the rest of the games, to get as many points as we can to keep us up.”
“Obviously they are a top team, they are at the top of the league and are playing very well. For us it will be a massive challenge but we have to make sure we have to prepare ourselves well for it.
“Before the kick-off you always have a chance. We have to make sure we do our work, stick to our principles, work hard on the pitch [and we will see what happens].”