Breen's Dream

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Gary Breen says the trip to White Hart Lane will be a good chance to show that the awayday blues of last season - and of the first day of this - have been banished.

West Ham did not win away last season until October 28th - and by then had lost 7-1 at Blackburn and 5-0 at Everton.

This season's only away trip to date has been the 4-0 drubbing at second from bottom Newcastle, where Gary was an unused sub on the bench.

"It will be a difficult game for us against Tottenham - but it will be a chance to get over the away form that plagued the team last year," says Gary.

He is bemused by any criticisms of the Hammers so early in the season and points out:

"We were looking forward to this season knowing we could do ourselves proud, and it hasn't worked out - yet.

"But it is only four games into the season so it is a bit early to be panicking; the quality is there and the strength in depth is there that probably wasn't last year, so we have to make it count now.

"I am enjoying my time here; it was a big move for me and I was looking forward to working with Glenn again.

Of the game against West Brom midweek, his first full 90 minutes in a West Ham shirt, he says:

"I think we probably made enough chances to win two games on Wednesday but for some reason they weren't going in.

"We have got the players in the team to create chances but unfortunately they are not going our way at the moment - but that will change over the course of the season, and I am sure we will get up the table soon enough.

"It was a bit disappointing the goal, because it was a scrappy one.

"And it is difficult once you go one behind against West Brom, as I found out last year; they are very good at soaking up the pressure and they did that well on Wednesday.

"So it was frustrating - but I have no doubts, in the coming weeks, that we will get the wins we need.

"I have been impressed with the players, and even more so with the supporters to be fair; they are very vocal and I know they weren't too happy on Wednesday.

"But I am sure with their backing that things can change round quickly - they have a massive role to play."

He says he understands their frustration the other night, and adds:

"It just shows their passion, and when we were playing particularly well they were getting behind us. "It is just frustrating - no one likes to lose 1-0 at home, and I can understand their feelings, but we are doing everything they can to change the situation."

Gary may be considered to have twice the motivation to beat Spurs - he grew up as an Arsenal fan.

But he insists:

"I used to be an Arsenal fan - I'm a West Ham fan now.

"And my family will be there cheering West Ham on."

Meanwhile, Glenn Roeder says of Gary's full debut on Wednesday:

"Unfortunately he was involved in the goal and, as he sets himself such high standards, he was disappointed in it.

"But other than that he had a sound debut and used the ball well from the back; he is a good passer of the ball and the extra few inches in the air he has will help us in the season."