On a one-sided game...
"We should have scored 10 and in the end we lost 1-0. It's very difficult to understand how it happened. I feel that we missed early chances, especially one-against-ones with the keeper, then there was always more pressure on the next one to finish it off. Their keeper had a great game. In the end they scored one, although it looked to me [to be] offside. It's very difficult to find a logical explanation for our defeat today because we produced the performance I expected. But it's a little bit of a deceit we have shown the whole season, you know? Creating, creating, creating, and not finishing. I feel it was one-way traffic from the first to the last minute."

On missed chances...
"At the moment I have to say it's very difficult. When you lose a game like that you are always tempted to blame the players who missed the chances, I feel we just have to keep going and not put too much pressure on the players who miss the chances. If they scored the first maybe they would have scored six!"

On goalkeeper Robert Green...
"I have seen a few here but he had a great performance today."

On securing a Champions League place...
"I want us to respond well against Newcastle because it becomes a very big game for us, and in the summer we'll see what we do."

On the fans' frustration...
"I can always understand the fans frustration. They want us to win and that's understandable. The players gave absolutely everything and we have to deal with the frustrations of the fans. It's part of our job. We have not to judge how people respond, we have to accept that and deal with that. We have to make sure we give everything we can and on this side I feel the team deserve a lot of credit. Of course the fans want us to win the game and when they see you lose a game like that they are frustrated, that's normal. "

On West Ham's chances of Premiership survival...
"I don't know, it will be very, very tight now. You have six or seven teams who are fighting to stay up, I don't know."

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