Sport Lambert still believes in Stoke survival chances despite Hammer blow

01:11  17 april  2018
01:11  17 april  2018 Source:   Goal.com

Stoke boss Lambert not giving up on Premier League survival despite Hammers blow

  Stoke boss Lambert not giving up on Premier League survival despite Hammers blow The Scottish boss was proud of his side despite surrendering a 1-0 advantage and believes his side have what it takes to stay upPaul Lambert is not giving up hope on Stoke City's chances of staying in the Premier League despite Andy Carroll's late volley snatching West Ham a 1-1 draw.

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Paul Lambert is not giving up hope on Stoke City's chances of staying in the Premier League despite Andy Carroll's late volley snatching West Ham a 1-1 draw.

Stoke looked set for their first win since January when Peter Crouch came off the bench to force in the rebound after Joe Hart failed to gather Xherdan Shaqiri's drive.

But another substitute ensured the spoils were shared at London Stadium on Monday, Carroll turning in Aaron Cresswell's centre in the 90th minute to move West Ham seven points clear of the drop zone.

Stoke, meanwhile, are five points adrift of safety with only four games remaining, one of which is away to Champions League semi-finalists Liverpool, but Lambert stressed the Potters' performance levels suggest positive results could be coming soon.

We believe until the end - Shaqiri targets three wins for struggling Stoke City

  We believe until the end - Shaqiri targets three wins for struggling Stoke City Five points adrift of safety, Stoke City can still stave off relegation to the Championship, according to Xherdan Shaqiri.Xherdan Shaqiri insists Stoke City still believe they can avoid relegation despite being precariously placed in the Premier League relegation zone.

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"It is a blow because we were so close to winning," Lambert told Sky Sports. "We were excellent and had really good chances.

"We had good chances for an away team but I know they had a couple of goals disallowed too. It's a great finish from them but I can't ask any more from my team.

"We were very good with some very good moments. We're willing to fight and we have got the supporters behind us. If we get a win on Sunday [at home to Burnley] it puts the cat among the pigeons.

"As long as we don't give up, keep that level then we're right in the fight. We're playing well enough and I'm really proud of the team.

"I have great belief and we've had some good games but we've been really unfortunate. I've never really had a problem lifting them - they have been a credit to the club, doing everything to stay in the league. I came in late, but I'm absolutely loving it and willing to fight."

We believe until the end - Shaqiri targets three wins for struggling Stoke City

  We believe until the end - Shaqiri targets three wins for struggling Stoke City Five points adrift of safety, Stoke City can still stave off relegation to the Championship, according to Xherdan Shaqiri.Xherdan Shaqiri insists Stoke City still believe they can avoid relegation despite being precariously placed in the Premier League relegation zone.

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Paul Lambert believes Aston Villa's youngsters are being picked on by referees. The Scot takes his side to the Britannia Stadium on Saturday for a clash against Stoke City that is sure to be a hotly-contested affair given the respective positions of the two clubs.

Referee Michael Oliver disallowed three West Ham goals - two for offside and one for a Carroll handball - with David Moyes feeling his side had done enough to claim all three points.

"I thought we should have won, we played really well," Moyes told Sky Sports. "I was surprised we went behind as I thought if anyone went ahead it'd be us.

"We did some good things, we just needed something different up front, Marko [Arnautovic] didn't quite produce that tonight.

"All the subs who came on made a big difference and helped, we've not had that a lot this season so we're glad to have them back.

"We didn't need to make subs as the team was playing well and we were dominant. Stoke have been losing a few late goals so I thought we could get one, but after we went down we had to find a different way of doing it.

"I've seen a couple of them [disallowed goals] and they look the right decision, I've not seen the one by Andy but the referee has done a good job.

"A good point in the end as we could have come away with nothing after going behind. Let's hope we can try and do that again, it won't be easy but performances are getting better. We've just had a win and two draws."

Former Hammers defender hails the rapid rise of Declan Rice .
Former West Ham defender Matthew Upson has hailed Declan Rice for establishing himself in the first-team with the Hammers this season. The 19-year old made his first-team debut last season against Burnley, and has gone on to become a regular this campaign, featuring 28 times for the London Stadium outfit. Having now become a key member of David Moyes’ squad, Upson is not surprised by Rice’s quick rise through the ranks. Talking to the club’s official website, Upson said; “Terry [Westley, Academy Manager] asked me to be Declan’s mentor last season and we worked together quite closely for a year.” “His progress has been rapid and one of the main reasons for that has been his attitude and character. That is what sets him apart.” “Some people would say his progress has been unexpected from where he was two years ago but his application and attitude have been first class.” “He will listen, he wants to do well, he is eager for the next challenge – and he’s tough. Declan is an amazing learner and that is why he has done so well.” “His attitude and character set him apart and he is a great example of a young player who has gone from where he was at a year ago, to being regularly involved in the first team.

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