Konch Looking To Bounce Back At Former Club

PAUL Konchesky said the team have only one thing on their mind and that is to get back on track against his former Club, Charlton on Saturday. The defender was speaking about the disappointing defeat against Wigan and said only getting a result at The Valley would get this one out of the system.  

He said: "Obviously losing any game and especially in front of your home fans is disappointing. We knew the game was going to be tough and it was becasuse, make no mistake about it, Wigan are a good, inform side.  

"The whole team just didn't get going the way we normally do. There was no single reason why that was. Things just didn't happen from the start for us and Wigan got going and scored their two goals. We tried  to get ourselves back in the game, but nothing came right for us. The truth is, we just didn't play well."

But the England defender, who will be making a visit back to his old club on New Year's Eve, said the fact that the clash with the Addicks was only in a couple of day's time, is a good thing.   

"We want to get the Wigan game out of our system straight away and it's good we're travelling to The Valley so soon after because we won't have time to dwell on things."  

Konch is sure that the Hammers can take the positives from their recent away form and turn them into more points on Saturday. 

"We've been doing okay away from home lately and with Charlton perhaps not playing as well as they did at the start of the season, we can hopefully take advantage of that. It's another tough one, but the players are determined to bounce back."  

Konch, a lifelong Hammers supporter, has fond memories of his time at The Valley, but insists he is very much a West Ham United player now and how they do is all that matters to him.  

"Obviously, there will be a few faces that who I knew from my time at Charlton, but my time there has gone now and all I'm concerned at is doing my best for West Ham."