David Sullivan has praised an excellent West Ham United performance after their 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
The Hammers were unfortunate to see a 2-1 lead wiped out in the dying stages of injury time at London Stadium after coming from behind to dominate much of the second half.
While the result was hard to take, Sullivan was pleased with what he saw from Slaven Bilic’s side against a Baggies outfit who have performed well this season.
“Our performance overall was excellent – even West Brom’s directors told me in the second half that we were the best side they have played all season,” the West Ham joint-chairman said.
“The second half performance was dominant, against a very efficient and well-organised West Brom side, and the atmosphere was magnificent.”
After falling behind to Nacer Chadli’s early strike, the Hammers responded well and fought back to lead with four minutes to play.
Gareth McAuley’s late leveller took the sheen off a good performance, but Sullivan was eager to instead focus on West Ham’s overall run of form rather than one result.
“Although conceding a last-minute equaliser in that fashion can almost feel like a defeat at the time, we must not lose sight of the fact it is another point on the board,” he said.
“A run of six wins and a draw from our last 10 league matches is a genuine cause for optimism.
“The players have shown on several occasions this season that they are capable of bouncing back when the going gets tough, and we have made enormous progress since the early part of the season.
“Despite the late sucker-punch, I really felt the stadium was alive. The supporters were fantastic.
“We can look forward to the final third of the season with great hope as we aim to finish as high up the table as possible.”