Reid warns 'We won't get carried away'

After an immense performance in West Ham United's ‎victory away to Manchester City, Winston Reid says the Hammers players are keeping their feet firmly on the ground.

The New Zealand international was chosen as the BBC's Man of the Match as he led the rearguard against City's second half onslaught, ably supported by Adrian's stunning performance in goal.

Reid made 20 clearances over the course of the match, the most by a single player in the Premier League this season, as well as five interceptions and four brave blocks.

But speaking afterwards, the centre-half attributed the victory to the 'work ethic of the whole group'.

"We had to put on a great team performance", he said. "I thought we defended well, we had to defend well. It was difficult at times. But we pressed the ball, got the goals, and got the win."

He said the players were aware beforehand that they faced a daunting task against the most expensively assembled starting XI in Premier League history.

"To come here to Man City, who are flying, haven't conceded any goals, won all their games, that's a tough assignment defensively."

Reid and his team-mates rose to the challenge superbly, and West Ham manager Slaven Bilic was quick to praise his central defender after the game:

"Winston Reid was like a couple of twins on the pitch, like two Reid brothers. He was always at the right place, he was a leader at the back today - he was really good."

Reid himself attributed the victory to West Ham's defensive unity, and a little bit of good fortune.

"Don't get me wrong", he said. "Obviously in these games you need a bit of luck on your side. But we've been really good away from home so far this season.

"Obviously there have been a lot of new players coming into the team, and a new manager, and it takes time to gel. But we've gelled pretty quickly."

But asked how high the team were setting their sights for the rest of the season, Reid insisted they were thinking no further than next weekend and the visit of newly-promoted Norwich City.

"Every single game in the Premier League is very difficult", he said, "and we'll just concentrate on our next home game against Norwich."

"Everyone's keeping their feet on the ground. We're working hard every single day in training. The boss makes sure we do that."

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