Pedro Obiang said Saturday’s draw against AFC Bournemouth was a case of mind over matter as the Hammers saw off the effects of playing extra-time in their midweek FA Cup replay by coming back to equalise against the Cherries.
Bournemouth might have thought they had done enough for the win when Ryan Fraser fired them in front 19 minutes from time at London Stadium, but the Hammers had other ideas and wasted no time in finding their leveller.
Chicharito knocked home just 64 seconds after Fraser had opened the scoring and Obiang believed the team’s mentality played a big part in securing the point.
“I think it was a really good point for us as we were very tired after playing the cup game in midweek,” the No14 explained.
“We suffered, we ran a lot, we fought for each other and in the end we took an important point. We need more, but we have to be happy to take one.
We suffered, we ran a lot, we fought for each other and in the end we took an important point
“In the first half we played better, and in the second half they had more chances than us, but it was important for us that the first half was really nice.
“The strikers believe they can do it and you could see the result [in us equalising straight away]. We are improving as a team.
“Even if we are feeling tired we keep strong until the end, and we are all in the same mindset.”