Matt Jarvis is determined to take the positives from an ultimately frustrating afternoon against Queens Park Rangers in the Barclays Premier League.
Despite falling behind to Hoops debutant Loic Remy's 14th minute goal, West Ham United peppered the visitors' goal in search of parity, and though reward eventually came in the form of Joe Cole's second-half leveller, it was to end honours even.
Club-record signing Jarvis admitted there was plenty of disappointment in the dressing room at full-time, but hopes his team-mates will take heart from another fine performance at the Boleyn Ground.
"It was one of those games where you're just hoping that the goal would come and obviously it came near the end and we were just hoping to get another one," he said.
"We had to keep concentrating and make sure we kept on doing the right things and put the balls in, and hopefully one would break for us. Once we got the goal, we were hoping to push on and get the second one.
"We know we want to win our home games and get the three points, but we put in a good performance and created numerous chances and I just wish we could have put them away.
"Our home form has been really, really good and we wanted to keep that going. Especially against QPR, we needed to get a positive result. We are disappointed that we didn't get the three points but the performance was good.
"I don't think anyone can question everyone's desire to win the game. We're all disappointed that we didn't get the three points but we've got to think positively and take a very good performance and a point away from the game."
Jarvis also pointed to the fact that he and his colleagues will have to produce the goods if they want to keep their names on Sam Allardyce's team sheet.
"With the squad that we've got if you're not playing well, then you won't get in the team and that's always a good thing for a squad, and it makes sure everyone's really working hard and getting the right result for the team."
Next up for the Hammers is a daunting trip to Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, but the former Wolverhampton Wanderers winger insists West Ham will head to north London in confident mood, in the hope of gaining yet another positive result.
"We've got to go there and put in a good performance away from home, which we haven't really done recently," Jarvis added. "We take confidence from Saturday that we were grinding away and hopefully we can do that on Wednesday.
"We've been working hard [away from home] to get our shape and get the same momentum and formation, crosses and shots on goal. It's just not happened for us recently.
"If you let in an early goal away from home, it's always hard to come back from. But we've got to show character and desire as we've done on Saturday to make sure we get a result. It's a game in hand for us and we go there with confidence from QPR and will try and get a positive result."