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West Ham midfielder Soucek: Wolves defeat a good slap in the face

West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek says defeat to Wolves last week was wake-up call.

Soucek hopes it will refocus the minds of David Moyes's men ahead of what will arguably be their toughest week of the season with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, Brighton and Chelsea all to come in the space of seven days.

“Last week we didn't play well at Wolves, we didn't deserve to win," he said of the 1-0 loss.

“Maybe it was a good slap in our face, a reminder that we need to be prepared for every game.

“We showed in the Europa League win against Rapid Vienna on Thursday that we have come back well and now, hopefully, we can show the same at Manchester City.

“When we look at the table we are very happy but we still have many games in front of us, and many hard games.

“Especially now, we play City away, we play Brighton in midweek, then we play Chelsea.

“So this is one of the hardest weeks in the Premier League season and, after this, we can say where we are."

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