Nordtveit - We have big games to come

  • Havard Nordtveit excels on first 90-minute runout since January
  • Norway midfielder helped Hammers to a point against high-flying Everton
  • Nordtveit has eyes on strong end to the camapign, with Spurs and Liverpool to come at home

After picking up a point against Everton on Saturday, Havard Nordtveit is targeting a big end to the season at London Stadium.

Following this weekend's trip to Stoke City, the Hammers return to east London to close their home slate of fixtures with mouthwatering match-ups against Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

Nordtveit, who was making his first start in Claret and Blue since January, felt the Hammers could have beaten Ronald Koeman's high-flying Toffees and that they are in good shape to end the season on a high.

"We played well and might have got more than just a point," the No4 said. "We kept a clean sheet and also had a couple of chances to score, but we'll take the one point against Everton - they're a good team and we know that.

"We were superb defensively. I don't know if they had any chances, not any big ones certainly, and that's really good for us.

"For me personally I hadn't played 90 minutes for a while so it was tough, but the whole team worked well together defensively and offensively, so it was a good system.

"I was a little bit nervous at the start, but this is my position and I felt that I came more and more into the game as it went on, especially in the second half.

"We have some big games to come, and this result stands us in good stead for them. 

"We need to bring what we did on Saturday, with a little bit more, and I'm pretty sure the points will come.

"It was a great atmosphere here on Saturday, and we are growing into this Stadium as our home now. We're looking forward to the next game."