Lukasz Fabianski has confessed to being frustrated with the way West Ham conceded their goals against Bayer Leverkusen.

Up until the 83rd minute, it looked like West Ham could come back to East London with a positive result heading into the second leg of their Europa League tie against Bayer Leverkusen. Unfortunately, the German side have a tendency of scoring late goals and the first leg of the quarter-final was no different.

Obviously it is heartbreaking, but Lukasz Fabianski still believes that his side can turn things around with their home advantage. “It’s obviously a very disappointing result, because we kept them out for so long,” Fabianski explained to “But we have a good record when we play at home in Europe, so let’s see what happens.”

“In the round of 16, against Freiburg, we went back to England 1-0 down, but then we played a really good game, so hopefully we can do the same again now.”

“Conceding two goals so late is hard to take. We were under a lot of pressure, but we defended well for a long time, and even if it had finished 1-0 we would have felt better about things. But, it is what it is, and we’ll do everything we can to turn things around.”

What disappointed the keeper more than anything was the manner in which West Ham conceded their goals. Both goals came from corners – an area that they normally excel in. “The way we let them score was very disappointing, because defending set-pieces is one of our strengths, and we managed to stop them for so long.”

“Credit to Leverkusen, because they’ve shown all season they will fight to the end, and they have always found a way to win, but I think we could still have done better at the corners we conceded from.”

“I’m just focused on my work, I don’t think about my age or anything else. I’m happy with every game I play, and I’m just going to keep myself in the best shape possible, and keep focusing on my abilities so I can help the team the best way I can.”

Fabianski’s sensational display was not enough to stop Leverkusen, but he should still hold his head high. Him performing like that again in the second leg will be key to the Irons as they look to do the impossible against a side that hasn’t lost all season.