Winston Reid: We want to put things right in the second leg

Winston Reid has said that West Ham will look to "put things right" ahead of their return leg against NK Domzale.

Winston Reid: We want to put things right in the second leg
Above: West Ham United's Winston Reid in his pre-amtch press conference ahead of their clash with NK Domazle | Photo: whufc.com

West Ham United's Winston Reid, has said that they will look to "put things right" ahead of their Europa League second-leg against NK Domzale.

rewriting their wrongs

​The Hammers go into the second-leg of their third-round qualifier on the back foot, with a double from Matic Crnic cancelling out Mark Noble's penalty, and giving the minnows an unexpected victory.

But Noble's effort gives Slaven Bilic's side a glimmer of hope, and Reid believes that the club is up to the task.

He told whufc.com: "It was disappointing last week. We wanted to go there and get a result" but believes "we have an opportunity to put things right, and we need to do it. We want to be in the next round."

He continued: “It’s important for the club to be in Europe because we want to grow. As players, we want to experience it and we want to progress" and "want to make sure we get the right result to proceed."

Reid concluded: “We’re ready for the task that lies ahead of us" and believes the side are "going to approach the game like we approach all games" and admitted "we didn't do well last week and we need to out a much better performance on tomorrow.”

Above: West Ham United players training on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park pitch | Photo: West Ham United via Getty Images
Above: West Ham United players training on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park pitch | Photo: West Ham United via Getty Images

Set to be a historic evening

​Despite the pressure surrounding the game, it is still expected to be a historic evening. West Ham will open the door of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the first time, and having trained on the pitch for the first time on Wednesday, Reid is looking forward to the occasion.

He said: "We’ve been talking about this for a long time and it will be nice to get out there for the first game" and believes "in some ways it will be different for us, but I think we’ve got used to the idea now that we have moved" and concluded “It is our new home and I’m sure everyone’s been looking forward to it for a while now.”

West Ham United will take on NK Domzale on Thursday, August 4 with kick-off at 7:45pm BST.