After seeing his side fight back from being a goal down at Blackburn Rovers to claim their first Premiership win of 2007, Alan Curbishley insisted: "It's not over yet."
"The last two performances have given us a bit of hope," he said. "It's not over yet and we live to fight on against Middlesbrough. If we can get two wins on the bounce it could really change the shape of things."
Carlos Tevez cancelled out Christopher Samba's header from the penalty spot and Bobby Zamora scored a controversial winner in the 76th minute with a toe-poke that was judged to have crossed the line.
"We're in the three points business and we needed that tonight," said Curbs. "In the end we made our own luck. We've not had much of it this season and we had a bit today so I'm not complaining.
"I'm sure Blackburn have had their share of decisions this year so I'm just pleased with the three points. As it stands you have to live and die by decisions. We've been on the receiving end of a few this season and we'll take those today."
And with a two-week break before the Hammers' next match, at
home to Middlesbrough, Curbs added: "It's disappointing
not to get back out there again straight away but it gives us the
opportunity to get a few players back from injury, such as Matty
Upson, Calum Davenport and Nigel Quashie."