West Ham defender Jacobsen positive on Hammers future
Defender is convinced club are in a false position
Don’t look at the table is the message from West Ham full back Lars Jacobsen as the Hammers slipped back to the bottom after Saturday’s draw with Fulham.
The East End club returned to the foot of the Premier League after Everton ended their winless streak, beating Birmingham City 2-0, but ironically not all is doom and gloom for the Hammers.
The side are unbeaten in four games heading into the international break and Jacobsen is sure the club are in a false position.
“I’m pretty sure that with the form we are showing we will get up the table, it is just a matter of time,” he said.
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“I don’t look at it, I close my eyes and all the West Ham fans should do the same at the moment.
“If you look at the last four games it certainly is (a false position) and that‘s what we have to look at really. Take the positives and say we are unbeaten in four, drawn two and won two. We cannot allow ourselves to look at the table right now that will be stupid.”
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Jacobsen has been a steadying influence at right back since joining on a free from Blackburn on a deal until the end of the season.
It was seen as a risky move with Jacobsen only making only 11 starts for Rovers last season.
However, his arrival has so far proved an astute signing from boss Avram Grant, who had experimented with Winston Reid, Julien Faubert, Jon Spector without success before the Dane’s arrival.
“Obviously I didn’t play that much in the last half a year for Blackburn. It is also about getting into that rhythm again of playing week in , week out,” he said.
“Now I am going away on international duty, hopefully get two games there as well, so it is a lot of games in a short time for me.
“I have to keep on improving and keep on bringing up my physical level and hopefully I can continue doing that for most of the season.
“I think I have had a very good start, and I am very happy that the fans seem to be behind me as well. I have to thank them for that, because it is not easy when you get to a new club and the fans don’t like you.
“I hope that I can continue performing well for the club and we can get up the table.”