Winston Reid says away wins at Arsenal and Liverpool are the true reflection of team's potential

Winston Reid and Libor Kozak

West Ham United's star defender Winston Reid says stunning away victories over Arsenal and Liverpool show what the team is capable of this season.

The New Zealand international has told West Ham's official website that he believes the poor performances in home defeats to Leicester City and Bournemouth will be isolated incidents this season.

And he is hoping the kind of performances the side put in at the Emirates, where the Hammers comfortably won 2-0 on the opening day, and Anfield – where they won for the first time in 52 years and again convincingly 3-0 – will become the norm.

'Back on track and feeling great'

"We’ve gone away to Arsenal and won, we’ve come here (Anfield) and won, two difficult places to get results,” Reid told

“We’re back on track, and it feels great.

"The last two games have been really poor. If we’d lost, that would have been three defeats on the bounce, and that would have been a tough start for us.

“But we bounced back and got the win, and that’s the most important thing for us and for the fans."

West Ham's rock

Reid has been key for the Hammers in both those headline-grabbing victories.

He has already forged a solid partnership with Italian international Angelo Ogbonna at the heart of the Hammers defence.

And if they can consistently perform to the same level, West Ham won't concede too many goals this season.

Reid signed a new six-year deal with the club back in January after months of speculation over his future.

He insisted he could achieve his ambition of playing in Europe with West Ham and while the club exited the Europa League at the qualifying stages this time around, there is plenty of hope they can qualify automatically in the future.

Many fans had expected to see Reid named the club's new captain after the departure of Kevin Nolan last week.

But that honour went to homegrown Hammer Mark Noble instead and could well suit the Kiwi as he can focus solely on keeping clean sheets in East London.

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