Joe Hart made a string of saves when West Ham played against Crystal Palace, however, he feels his team became “unprofessional” in the end and now he is lost for words.
There is no doubt Hart gave an outstanding performance for the Hammers, but he was still unable to stop Wilfried Zaha in scoring a 97th-minute equaliser which ended their game in a draw.
Javier Hernandez and Andre Ayew had placed the Hammers to an early lead at half-time.
During the second period, Luka Milivojevic and Zaha each made a score which made a 2-2 draw.
“I can’t believe we’ve done that,” Hart told the official club website. “I can’t believe we’ve fought all the way to the end and then been so unprofessional at the end.
“It’s a little bit speechless in the dressing room. No one does things on purpose to this team, but it’s two points dropped – as simple as that.
“I hadn’t switched off, but it was a good finish by Zaha, through legs, and I’m bitterly disappointed.”
“You’ve got to keep the ball in the corner, it’s that simple, and you can’t let people keep running through you and getting chances,” Hart said.
“Today counts for a point, but that’s about it. We learn simple things.”
Zaha also admitted that he thought he could not beat Hart, but his shot into the far corner made Palace avoided defeat. Palace are still at the bottom of the table though.
“It was beginning to look impossible to beat him,” Zaha told the official club website. “We did in the end though and managed to get a very important point for us.”
Zaha is now feeling more of the responsibility this time as he needs to play up front. “I do at times feel that pressure from the stands and get nervous at times as maybe people expect too much from me,” Zaha said.
“But I don’t mind that and I take it on and do what I have to do for the team. In my current position in the team I know I don’t make the normal striker runs, but it’s been a bit easier because it gives you a bit more of a free role.
“It allows me to pick the ball up deeper from the midfielders and take on the centre-back and if I go past them it is just the goalkeeper and I have enjoyed it so far.”