Spector confident winning run will continue

Jonathan Spector is confident that West Ham United can maintain their winning streak until the end of the season.

"I don't think there's any team we can't beat," he said. "We've shown that, we've beaten the league leaders. We've beaten Arsenal twice home and away, so there's no reason why we can't beat any team in this league.

"The run we're on and the confidence we have, I think we can definitely finish off the season strongly. It's a big ask to win every game but we'll take it one game at a time and hope for the best."

The USA defender was introduced into the fast-paced game at the Emirates at half-time and delivered an assured performance.

"It was difficult coming in to the game at half-time," he admitted. "George was struggling; he was feeling under the weather. I was called upon at half-time to come in and do a job for the team.

"We were 1-0 up going into the half, which was nice little cushion. But we knew that they were going to come out and put us under a lot of pressure and we would be defending probably for most of the half.

"We defended really well as a team from the strikers all the way back to the defenders and when we did win it back we kept it pretty well to keep the pressure off us and get ourselves back up the pitch.

"At the same time Greeny had a fantastic game. He made some top-class saves at some vital times for us. So we were pretty confident with him behind us."

Looking ahead to the Hammers' game against Sheffield United on Saturday, Jonathan said: "We've won three in a row now and I think there's no reason to prepare any differently for Saturday's game than we have for the last three, when we've come out on top," he said.

"We're all looking forward to it and it's an extremely important game. It may not be a must-win, but we're looking to win every game between now and the end of the season so hopefully we will."