West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang is pleased to see Ghana star Andre Ayew and Senegal striker Diafra Sakho playing again following their return from their respective injuries.
The duo both started for West Ham in their recent English Premier League (EPL) game against Tottenham Hotspur which they lost 3-2 in the London derby encounter last weekend.
The Hammers will now take on Manchester United away in a league game this Sunday, before playing them again away in the English Football League Cup next week Wednesday.
“We have another big game next week against Manchester United and we know it will be another tough game, » Obiang told his club’s official website.
“If we had won against Tottenham, it would have made things easier for us going into that game, but we have to keep going.
“We have to take the positives out of the game. It was good to see Sakho and Andre [Ayew] back in action and Darren [Randolph] made some good saves, so we have to stay positive, » he added.
“We were very upset in the dressing room after the final whistle. It was a great game and we tried everything to win, but in the final few minutes, we lost the points.
“Normally in football, if you don’t see the game out, it is normal that the other team will try to come back and we need to improve and not make little mistakes, » the Spanish midfielder said.
“We need to be positive because we had played well but in recent games, we have lost games in the second half and we need to change something.”