Winston Reid explains what would have made Harry Kane's late equaliser even worse

West Ham United defender Winston Reid is staying positive looking ahead to the weekend.

West Ham United defender Winston Reid explained in his column for fanbookz that the draw against Tottenham last weekend would have been harder to take had it been a cup final.

The Hammers looked good for all three points, but Harry Kane scored his 24th goal of the season for Spurs after slotting home the rebound after his penalty was saved in the closing moments by Adrian.

It was a goal which left several members of Sam Allardyce’s team looking downbeat, but Reid has suggested that the focus has now moved forward and onto the game against Crystal Palace this weekend.

“It’s hard not to linger on the disappointment especially given that it was a derby game, but when people ask me how long it takes to get over that sort of result, you have to remember that it’s not a cup final, which would take a lot longer to forget,” wrote Reid.

The best approach for Allardyce since the game and for the rest of the week, is to focus on the positives which were generated during the match.

The Hammers reacted well to the 4-0 defeat against West Brom in the FA Cup and showed grit and determination throughout the game against Spurs.

They have to box up the positive qualities they showed in the game last weekend and carry them forward into their next London derby against Palace.

Expect to see the Hammers showing a very determined mentality and looking extremely focused throughout the game from the first minute all the way through to the last.

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