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Obinna looking forward to West Ham turning the corner

Victor Obinna maintains that bottom of the pile West Ham will soon be on their way to three points and he is not concerned if a poor performance brings that state of affairs about. Next up is a trip to Liverpool, and Nigeria striker Obinna - on a season loan from Inter Milan- feels the Irons are not far away from getting everything together.

"We have to speak to ourselves and try to improve," the 23-year-old told WHUTV.

"We can all say that we play good football, but when you play good football and you don't win, sometimes it doesn't work.

"Sometimes you have to play badly and win and I believe our time is coming."

West Ham were somewhat unfortunate not to be given at least two penalties by referee Kevin Friend during the first half against Blackpool.

"Things like this do happen. Sometimes you are lucky and sometimes you have to play simple to be able to score," he said.

"When things are like this, it's getting bad, but we have to show that our heads are high, we are more united and if we speak to ourselves mentally we will win games and we will be okay."

Obinna challenged his team-mates to provide the perfect response at Anfield.

He said: "It is about mental stuff and we just have to psyche ourselves up, speak more to ourselves, be more united and we are definitely going to get out of this place.

"Football is my passion, football is what I love and it is also my job.

"I have to face anything that comes out of it, whether good or bad, and the most important thing is that you give 100%, you give your maximum and you come out with your heads held high.

"We have to give more."

Some sections of the Upton Park faithful again called for Grant's dismissal at the final whistle on Saturday.

Obinna believes it is up to the players to get the demanding Hammers fans back on side.

"We deserved to give more to our fans because they've been really cheering us up and making sure, week-in and week-out, that West Ham win games," he said.

"We need more of their support, we need them to be behind us and together we will get out of the position we are in now."

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