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Gold stands by Sullivan decision to blast West Ham players

David Gold stands by fellow West Ham United owner David Sullivan's decision to speak out after their defeat to Wolves.

Rather than continuing to dwell on Tuesday's defeat to Wolves, Gold is looking forward and believes everyone is focused on their weekend clash with Stoke.

"What I can tell you is that after the match on Tuesday is all West Ham fans, including myself, David Sullivan, the players and the management is that we're all devastated," Gold said.

"After all it was our fifth straight defeat. It was a game that we hoped to win. We thought we'd win and things went wrong.

"It was one of those evenings where everything went right for Wolves and nothing went right for West Ham. You get those days and I know that Tuesday evening was awful for all of us.

"So was Wednesday, but by Thursday you begin to look forwards and not backwards and that's what we have to do here really. Look forward. The big game is against Stoke."

When asked whether Sullivan was right in going public with the comments, Gold concluded: "That's for everyone else to judge. I've not spoken to him about it. He's entitled to say. He's an owner.

"We're all different. We approach these issues differently. What I'm feeling we must do is focus on our match against Stoke and that's why I'm here today at the training ground.

"I've spoken to some of the players. I've spoken to Franco, who's really upbeat. We all believe that West Ham can come out of this and remain in the Premier League, which is what we all want."

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