Tomkins describes collective mentality in the West Ham squad

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West Ham United defender James Tomkins has explained that the squad are determined to react after negative results.

West Ham United defender James Tomkins has told the club’s official website that the squad want to play again as soon as possible following defeat against Bournemouth.

Tomkins was part of the back four which conceded four times in the game against the Cherries but he’s explained there is a determination to prove people wrong, who will say that the odds are against the Hammers when they take on Liverpool this weekend.

“I know people will say that the odds are against us after the last two games but no-one expected us to get a result like we did against Arsenal and hopefully we can do the same again,” he told whufc.com.

“We want to play as soon as we can to get over the disappointment of the Bournemouth result and this game cannot come quick enough.”

The need for a positive result

The Hammers need a positive result to create an upturn in mood across the football club.

There may be one or two heads starting to drop in the dressing room and Slaven Bilic can’t allow the side to slip into a prolonged poor run of form as was the case under Sam Allardyce last season.

It’s also important for the manager that the team reacts well against Liverpool, because of his own position.

A victory will ease one or two doubts that may be starting to formulate in the minds of some fans and a win also gets the support base loud, vibrant and right behind the side.

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