Grant - Fans still back me
Avram Grant has moved to distance himself from a rift with the West Ham fans.
Last Updated: 14/11/10 7:07pm
Avram Grant has moved to distance himself from a rift with the West Ham fans after sections of their support started calling for his head.
The Hammers played out a goalless draw with Blackpool at Upton Park and are now winless in their last seven matches.
Unrest among the fans is growing as the Hammers remain bottom of the Premier League but Grant insists he still has the support of the majority.
"The fans are great. A few of them sometimes show their disappointment, but I don't have a problem with them," he said. "They are behind us, so it's good."
Grant acknowledges his team are now in the mist of a mental battle - as well as a relegation one - and desperately need a win to kick-start their faltering campaign.
West Ham travel to Anfield next weekend, who themselves will be desperate for a win after their defeat against Stoke.
Grant, though, is certain his team will turn things around.
"When you have one win from 13 games you think everything is not good, so it is very strange to analyse this situation," he added.
"You need that first win. After this, we will win. We are doing everything, but sometimes when you don't win, it gets that much harder.
"Of course it's also a psychological thing, but when you have big psychological problems you can't perform like we did.
"We need to improve, but we did good things and I believe that if we continue to do the right things, we will win games."