Dyer - We're not a bad team
Kieron Dyer insists West Ham are not a bad team following the club's losing start to the new season.
Last Updated: 01/09/10 2:05pm
Kieron Dyer insists West Ham United are not a bad team following the club's disappointing start to the new Premier League season.
Avram Grant is still seeking his first points as Hammers boss after opening the new campaign with three consecutive defeats.
West Ham have also conceded three goals in each reverse and were comprehensively outplayed in last weekend's 3-0 loss at Manchester United.
However, Dyer does not feel the game at Old Trafford should be used to define the Hammers' season and is hoping his own enthusiasm at being back on the pitch will rub off on his team-mates.
"Man Utd away is not going to determine how our season goes, but it's another 3-0 loss," Dyer, who has started the last two league matches, told the club's official website.
"It would have been good to get some kind of result just to get the confidence up.
"Obviously, last season was a massive struggle but, where I'm coming from, for me personally, I'm just buzzing to play football again.
"We've got two weeks now and they've got to get the confidence from somewhere because when we do click and we do get it together, we are not a bad team."
West Ham have never before started a season with four straight league defeats, but that now looks to be a real possibility, with red-hot Chelsea their next opponents.
But Dyer said: "We believe we can beat Chelsea. It's a completely different game.
"It's a derby game and form will go out of the window. We'll have the crowd and it's one of those games where Scotty [Parker] gets in the tackles and gets the crowd going.
"The manager is trying to change the mentality of players and we have to change it.
"We have to start winning games. We're obviously playing catch-up already."