Pedro Obiang believes West Ham United, who recorded a goalless draw in the Premier League against Chelsea on Sunday, are showing signs of their week-on-week improvement.
The Hammers shut out their London rivals who had won all their league matches prior to the London Stadium encounter.
Chelsea controlled possession in the derby fixture but could not find a way past Lukasz Fabianski – in terrific form – between the sticks.
Obiang, playing alongside Hammers captain Mark Noble, formed part of a solid midfield trio anchored by Declan Rice and after the game, the Spaniard reflected on his team’s hard work.
He said: “It was a difficult point. We needed to suffer to get it, but for us it was a very positive one because we needed it.
“It is obvious that we have improved, otherwise we would not have taken four points in these last two matches. We have to improve more to meet the expectations that we have about us. We are doing it little-by-little, week-by-week.
“The expectations with the new signings and the new coach are very big. We had a bad start and now we have to organise ourselves little-by-little.
“I am personally feeling good. I'm playing in a new position. Obviously I have to improve and be more intense and be able to help the team.”