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West Ham's Avram Grant on emotional high for visit of Everton FC
Published : 28 Dec 2010 00:00:00
AVRAM GRANT is confident the emotional high of West Ham's win over Fulham will trump any physical advantage Everton may have in tonight's Premier League clash at Upton Park. Hammers boss Grant accepts the visitors will be 'more fresh' than his side after their game against Birmingham was postponed due to the frozen and burst pipes at Goodison Park. But West Ham go into tonight's match in east London having hauled themselves off the foot of the table courtesy of a 3-1 Boxing Day success at fellow strugglers Fulham. There was also the added boost of it being their first league victory away from home since the opening day of last season - 28 matches earlier - as well as the fact it was achieved after they fell behind. 'Sometimes, when you win, it's also better than good training, so there's a psychological side,' said Grant, who nevertheless admitted he would rather Everton had played on Sunday. 'I would have preferred that they had played and we had come with an equal situation.