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Sports News of Monday, 17 April 2017

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Andre Ayew says West Ham United are determined to protect winning positions

Andre Ayew was determined to take the positives out of West Ham United's 2-2 Premier League draw at Sunderland.

The Hammers scored early in each half and twice led at a subdued Stadium of Light, only to concede two bizarre equalisers and end the game with ten men following Sam Byram's red card.

West Ham have now squandered 22 Premier League points from winning positions this season - the highest in the division.

Ayew, whose fifth-minute goal was his fourth in his last eight appearances, says West Ham's rollercoaster season has contributed to their repeated inability to kill teams off when they go in front.

"I’m confident at the moment and confident for my teammates too," the Ghana winger told whufc.com. "It wasn’t a bad game from us collectively but we’re disappointed to have not taken the three points.

"It was a tough game and we’re disappointed to concede in the last minute. That’s happened a few times now but we’re ready to prepare for Everton and that’s going to be a tough game.

"I think this season has been difficult season in many ways. We just need to work hard to gain confidence and when we’re leading, we went back too much and don’t go forward. It happens when you haven’t got the results you have wanted.

"I know we will solve this problem before the end of the season."