David Gold explains why he's feeling positive after West Ham's latest defeat

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West Ham United's co-owner has explained why he feels upbeat despite another defeat for the Hammers.

West Ham United’s co-owner David Gold has explained via the club’s website why he’s feeling optimistic despite the side’s latest defeat.

West Ham fell 2-1 to Leicester City over the Easter weekend, but Gold has suggested there is reason to be positive looking ahead to the next game against Stoke City.

“I felt very down after the game but on reflection I feel a bit better when I look at the chances we created and the opportunities that we missed,” he said.

“I’m disappointed for them that we were unable to get the win but I know they will stay behind the team for another big game against Stoke on Saturday.”

Despite the defeat, West Ham did battle hard and showed fighting qualities, which will benefit the side over the rest of the season.

The fans will take any defeat as long as the payers have shown passion and have genuinely tried and that’s exactly what the fans got from their team over the weekend.

It’s important for the manager Sam Allardyce and for the entire squad that everyone stays full behind the team, as the club fights for a place in the Premier League’s top eight.

It’s easy to see how the frustration could boil over and take a hold of the team, but Allardyce has to try and ensure that the passion and commitment stays the same, so the fans have reason to get behind the team for the match against Stoke.

If the Hammers fans can create a difficult environment for Stoke to play in, it should help to put the visitors onto the back foot, allowing Allardyce’s side to press hard early on as they look to give themselves an advantage.

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