Joe is unbothered by a Sunday newspaper report - strongly denied - suggesting a move to Spain is on the cards, and his only focus is on captaining the club out of danger.
"We are all fighting hard, putting in the effort, everyone is together, and hopefully Saturday was a turn of fortune and performance," he says.
"It was a great relief; what else can I say? We all worked hard though we probably didn't play as well as we have done, which is understandable.
"But we got the luck - fortune favoured us on the day against a very good side."
Of the disallowed Forest goal near the end of the game, which meant the Hammers avoided a replay next week, Joe insists: "That was the right decision."
Looking ahead, he says: "It was great to be on the winning side at Upton Park - but Newcastle will be a different game altogether.
"It is only the start of the journey; we have to make sure we don't let this club go down.
"But a good cup run would come in handy as well."