Song reaction to OT draw

Alex Song has explained the Irons have to be happy with a point from Old Trafford despite some fantastic opportunities to grab three.
The midfielder made a decent comeback after months out of action as a last minute replacement for Manu Lanzini and was more than happy with the way things turned out for him and the team.Song
He told West Ham TV: “I think we did very well. Firstly, we had a lot of chances to score, but we have to be happy with the draw and with the point, because the way we were working together and the team spirit we showed was fantastic.“The fans were very happy and that’s why we have to play like this, and we just have to improve at home as well. In a way, we are happy to get a point.

“We had a lot of opportunites to win this game but this is football – sometimes it doesn’t go in and no matter how hard you try, you cannot score. I am happy, but I think I could be happier if we won this game. It’s the same for the fans as well.”

“We played very well, but for the future we just have to keep going and improve our game at home, because if we do that then we will get much more confident.

“When we play away, we are very good. That’s why we have to try to do the same thing at home.”

“The last 15 minutes it was very hard because my legs were shaking a little bit. That’s normal because I didn’t play, but I am happy with how things went and I just have to rest and be ready for when the manager gives me the chance to play.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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