The Hammers went onto overrun Chelsea 3-1.
âWhen you see that, youâre buoyed by it,â said West Ham captain Nolan. âWe have a tight-knit group of lads here at West Ham and itâs massively important to know that when you go out there, you know everyone is going to give their all.
âWhen things are not going right, you need to be able to look at your mate and ask yourself, âIs he giving everything?â
âItâs great to know your team-mates will step up and be prepared to go through a brick wall for you. Since myself and Sam have come into the club weâve tried to build a good spirit, not just for the 11 who play but the whole squad.
âCarlton, for example, has a fantastic attitude. He has had to wait for his chance but heâs very much part of what happens on a daily basis. We have a great camaraderie â we all want to do well for each other and work for each other and this win proves that.
âIâm delighted for Carlton. It was a great result and something we needed.
âWe believe we can beat anyone at the Boleyn but it was tough. The first half Chelsea played really well and we were clinging on. We had to make sure that we got in at half-time only one goal down.â