Andre Ayew says West Ham United will learn from their mistakes after letting a two-goal lead slip through their grasp at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Ayew’s superb 20-yard strike doubled the visitors’ advantage at Selhurst Park after Chicharito had opened the scoring, with West Ham seemingly on their way to a second win in four days.
But Luka Milivojevic’s penalty five minutes afrer the restart gave the Eagles hope, eventually leading to Wilfried Zaha’s heartbreaking leveller seven minutes into stoppage time.
Ayew admitted that conclusion to the contest left the 2-2 draw feeling like a defeat, although he said it is important that they don’t dwell on the disappointment with another crucial game aganst Liverpool to come next weekend.
We need to forget about the disappointment and correct what we did badly in the second half when we play Liverpool next week
“It felt like a defeat,” he said. “We’re disappointed. It was a tough game, and it’s always difficult to hold to the end when you come out after half-time and concede a goal inside the first five minutes.
“They had opportunities, but we’re disappointed that it ended 2-2. We need to forget about the disappointment and correct what we did badly in the second half when we play Liverpool next week.
“We didn’t hold the ball as well as we did in the first half and that put our defenders under pressure the whole time. We’ll learn from that.
“The response to Brighton has been not bad, because of the victory we had at Wembley, but to be honest we should have left Crystal Palace with three points and had two wins in a row.”