Joe Hart admits West Ham are fortunate to nonetheless be within the FA Cup after surviving a scare at former membership Shrewsbury.
The goalkeeper – who had to borrow a hat from travelling fanatics to handle the low solar – saved Mat Sadler and Shaun Whalley out to protected a Zero-Zero third-round draw on Sunday.
The Hammers have been 2d very best for lengthy spells with Hart entering the facet after being at the bench for the final 4 video games, having no longer performed within the Premier League since November.
And the Manchester City loanee, who began his profession at Shrewsbury, is aware of West Ham have been lucky.
He stated: “It used to be a a laugh sport and I believe Shrewsbury have been the easier staff. We were not nice they usually performed smartly.
“It goes to be a tricky replay. I must be stunned however I wasn’t. I felt they have been at the entrance foot and we were not.
“They looked stronger than us. Maybe a few of the boys were tired, we have had a lot of games recently.”
Hammers boss David Moyes used to be additionally offended at his facet for missing combat on the Montgomery Waters Meadow.
“I don’t think we showed any quality and the biggest disappointment is I didn’t think we showed enough steel,” he stated.
“When you come to places like this you have to show yourself physically, that you can battle and compete. I didn’t think we did that at all and that was the worst thing about it.”
Shrewsbury boss Paul Hurst, who has taken Town to 2d in Sky Bet League One, felt the hosts have had tougher video games within the league this season.
He stated: “I have observed us do higher however we’ve not arise in opposition to people as just right as lately. It sounds foolish however now we have had more difficult video games and that is the reason why I believed the sport used to be there to be received.
“Wigan, Blackburn – now we have were given them to come back within the subsequent league fixture – are several types of video games. I do not imply that as being disrespectful to West Ham however I truly felt the sport used to be there to be received.
“It’s more uncomplicated stated than executed, you rating each and every likelihood when you are at the touchline, however nerves play a component.
“We sought after to make it uncomfortable. The risk is you will have the entire hype and build-up however then fall flat for your face. That did not occur.”