James Ward-Prowse has urged his teammates to “learn from” mistakes, and believes West Ham are able to compete with anyone if they do.

West Ham got back to winning ways against Arsenal on Wednesday, following three consecutive losses in all competitions. The Hammers have lost their last two Premier League games and are in desperate need to bounce back against Brentford.

Their last league match saw them fall short to a struggling Everton side, and James Ward-Prowse did not hide his discontent with the loss. “It was a disappointing game and result against Everton,” he admitted, to the club’s Official Website. “By the standards we’ve set ourselves this season, it was well below what we can result. We’ve got a busy schedule though, with games every three days, and there’s an opportunity right around the corner to put it right.”

After losing thrice in a week, one thing the East London faithful wanted to see was a response, and that was certainly what they got in their 3-1 Carabao cup win against Arsenal. Now, it is important they take that confidence, as well as learn from their previous mistakes, into today’s match. 

“I think the most frustrating thing would be if we didn’t learn from the games before and keep making the same mistakes. If we learn from them, then I think we’re on a good path,” the midfielder confirmed.

“I think you always have to take into consideration the opposition but we like to focus on ourselves and play to our strengths. As long as we do that then we can give any team in the league a good game.”

Since moving to the London Stadium, Ward-Prowse has been exceptional and has played a key part in his side’s brilliant start to the season. “It’s been great,” he gleamed. “We’ve had a good start to the season. When you join a new club, there are a lot of things to take into consideration, but the manager has helped me settle in and given me the confidence to go out and play my football for West Ham.”

Brentford is always a tricky game, especially considering their form in London Derbies, but if our Irons play like they can then there is no reason we can not get a result.

By Charlie Bass