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Soucek frustrated but ready for Brighton

The Hammers came out of their toughest match of the season with a great deal of credit at Manchester City yesterday (Sun).

Manu Lanzini’s spectacular last second goal wasn’t enough to give them a share of the points but a defeat by a single goal at the Etihad is to be applauded.

And it may well have set the little Argentinian up for a game against Brighton on Wednesday evening following a very effective performance during his time on the pitch.

Tomas Soucek was ready to give his view of the display and of course frustration was the key word.

After beating Liverpool 3-2 and succumbing to a super City display so narrowly the Hammers continue to put their top four/six credentials on the line but after successive defeats a win is badly required against Brighton.

Speaking to www.whufc.com after the game he made his view clear saying: “It’s frustrating. You cannot be happy when you have lost so we are disappointed with the result.

“I think that we started quite well and we created two or three opportunities but we couldn’t score. 

“We conceded the first goal and the first goal changed the whole game. We are frustrated but I’m happy that we fought to the end. We showed good spirit and I’m proud of the guys.”

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Tomas Soucek

He added: “We won in the Europa League in midweek and went through, but now it’s the Premier League in front of us and we need to do a good recovery and prepare well for Wednesday’s game against Brighton.

“It’s a big game for us and all of us want to beat them. It’s a great opportunity for us because we played three games in a row away, and now the opposite. We play at home and I hope and believe our fans will support us to the maximum and we want to give it back to them with results on the pitch.”

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