Manager Gianfranco Zola had mixed feelings after seeing West Ham earn a 1-1 draw at fellow strugglers Portsmouth.
Zola felt that his side were on course for a much-needed victory when Matthew Upson opened the scoring at Fratton Park soon after the restart, only for Danny Webber to net an equaliser 14 minutes from time.
He said after the stalemate: "It's starting to get better, but I didn't take it very well to be honest, because I thought we had control of the game and I couldn't see them scoring.
"We were defending very well and creating chances going forward. Actually, I was expecting to score another goal at any time.
"We were playing against a team that was behind us so it was important not to lose, but honestly I believe we deserved something more from the game.
"I am pleased with the players. Maybe we could have got something more, but I can only praise these players, because their attitude and the way they play is unbelievable.
"They give everything for the team and that's important.
"Maybe we could have more quality in the future and it will benefit everybody, but whoever comes in must have the same attitude these boys have because that is the key to our success."