Spiegel - We're always improving

Raphael Spiegel was pleased to help the Dev Squad earn a point against Arsenal
Development Squad goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel was happy to do his bit as the Hammers secured a 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Monday night.

The Swiss stopper made a string of fine saves as the Hammers looked set to cling onto the lead given to them by Alex Pike's first half goal.

It took Arsenal until the 81st minute to equalise, but having suffered a heavy defeat at Emirates Stadium earlier in the season, Spiegel is happy with the progress made since.

He said: "I think we could have won the game. We had the chances to score at least one more, but in the end it was a tough game for us and we have to respect the point.

"It's nice to make some saves - I work hard in training to make those kind of saves in games, so on Monday I was pleased to help the team to get the point.

"We didn't start the season that well, but we are always improving. We're playing very well at the moment and we can still improve. The team spirit is good and it's nice to be playing in this team.

"We did well in the past few weeks and haven't lost in a long time. That gives us confidence and now we can start again in the New Year."