After Sunday's televised Barclays Premier League goalless draw with Southampton, defender Winston Reid was full of praise for his team-mate between the posts .
Jussi Jaaskelainen made a number of brilliant saves as the Hammers earned a hard-fought point on the south coast.
The towering centre-back also recalled his recent trip away with New Zealand to the OSN Cup in Saudi Arabia and gave his views on their hopes of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in 2014.
Winston, a hard-fought 0-0 draw at Southampton courtesy of some great defending, so was a draw a fair result?
WR: "Yeah I think so, it's a tough place to come and when we needed Jussi Jaaskelainen he was there for us. He made a couple of excellent saves which is what you need your goalkeeper to do."
You've now kept three clean sheets in four league games with the team yet to concede from open play, so are you guys proud of the way you've started the season?
WR: "Yeah the guys have been working hard throughout pre-season continuing on from last year. We need to get better going forward as we've not scored as much as we would have liked but I'm sure that we'll get better."
You managed to restrict a team with the attacking threat of players like Rickie Lambert, Dani Osvaldo and Adam Lallana to just five shots on target. Are you pleased with that?
WR: "We did alright, it's always going to be tough away from home. After the Newcastle game we were disappointed that we didn't get the win but on Sunday I think we're happy to get a point."
Jussi Jaaskelainen is 38, nearly old enough to be your dad, yet he was flinging himself all over the place on Sunday. How did you rate his performance?
WR: "He's a very, very good keeper. He's continued his form from last season and he gives the whole team confidence when he's behind us. He's been absolutely brilliant for us and we hope it continues."
The conditions out there today were very different to your recent games for New Zealand where it was about 33 degrees in the Middle East. On Sunday it was cold, wet and windy, so was it difficult to adjust?
WR: "It was tough playing games over there, we had to get up and train at six o'clock in the morning and even then it was still around 30 degrees. We played our games [against Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates] at 9pm and the temperature was around the mid-30s so they were tough conditions but I got to see the sights of Saudi Arabia so that was great."
Looking at the way that the CONCACAF qualifying table is working out, you may have to play Mexico in a two-legged Play-Off to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That's going to be tough isn't it?
WR: "Yeah it is, no matter who we play it's going to be tough. We just have to make sure we prepare properly, mentally as well. We qualified for the World Cup last time so I'm sure come November we'll be ready and we'll be up for it."
Most English fans probably aren't aware of most of your players, but there's a lot of ability in New Zealand and you've picked up some really good results recently haven't you?
WR: "We've been doing alright. The squad is improving and that's the main thing, although it's not up to the same standard of England, but we're progressing and that's the main thing."
We play Everton in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday. They had a great win over Chelsea last weekend, so the games don't get any easier. Are you confident we can get a good result?
WR: "Yeah, definitely and hopefully this time I won't get cramp!"