Mido committed

Mido insists every West Ham United player will be working hard to achieve a positive result at Everton on Sunday.

Gianfranco Zola and his men will head to Goodison Park 17th in the Barclays Premier League table following Saturday's disappointing 1-0 home defeat by Stoke City.

In a game of few chances, Mido missed one of the hosts' clearest opportunities when Thomas Sorensen's parry bounced just too high for the Egyptian to apply the finishing touch.

While the January loan arrival was left frustrated in his bid to open his account for his new club, the 27-year-old is determined to help West Ham to secure at least a draw on Merseyside.

"Everton are a very good team, but we're definitely going to go there to get at least a point. We're going to work hard. It didn't work for us on Saturday, but I hope that it will work for us next week."

Saturday's loss may have been painful, but Mido said it was certainly not the result of any lack of effort from the home side. Rather, West Ham simply could not find the killer pass or finish to net an all-important goal before Stoke's Ricardo Fuller opened the scoring with a little more than 20 minutes remaining.

"I don't think we missed any commitment. There was no lack of commitment. We all tried hard, but it just didn't work. We're very disappointed, of course.

"We worked hard as a team. There was a lot of pressure and I think the players handled it well. The goal we conceded was very difficult for us, but I don't think you can ask the players anything else. Everyone is working so hard for the manager. We're behind that man. He is a top manager, in my opinion, and we're all behind him.

"We have a very good chance of staying up. If you look in the dressing room and you see the faces in there, you don't see a team that is going to get relegated. By experience, by names and by people who want to work hard for this club, I don't think this team is going down."

While Saturday's reverse marked the Hammers' sixth league defeat in succession, Mido said the players were grateful that the home fans stuck with them throughout the full 90 minutes.

"The fans were brilliant. They were behind us all the way, even when we conceded the goal, they still cheered us on. You hardly heard anyone booing. I think that the fans can see that maybe the quality wasn't there, but that everyone was trying hard and, I think, sometimes in football you need a goal to get confidence."