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Green eager to bounce back
18 Feb 2009 - 13:00:39
West Ham United goalkeeper Robert Green is determined to end the club's recent blip by beating Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium this weekend.
The Hammers lost 1-0 to Manchester United before being held to a draw by Middlesbrough in the FA Cup at the weekend and Green is eager to return to winning ways as soon as possible.
He told the club's official website: "It was frustrating against Middlesbrough as we didn't play nearly as well as we could do.
"We gave it a go in the second half and, without playing well and not being at it as much as we should have been, we created more than enough chances to win the game.
"With Carlton Cole going off injured, the one positive we can take from it is that we didn't lose.
"I think we've learnt a lesson that if we aren't 100 per cent on our game we won't always win. We didn't lose against Boro and it carries on the good run we've been on, bar the Manchester United game.
"If we can carry that on and learn our lessons then we'll take each game as it comes and keep taking steps forward. Saturday wasn't the best performance but there are going to be games like that.
"We know where we've gone wrong and if we didn't know then we'd start to worry. But we know we didn't start well and didn't get hold of them.
"We'll take that as a positive and as a lesson and keep practicing in the games to come."