THE RESULT at Portsmouth was very positive for us. It was the first game of the season and you wish for a good start and it was a long time ago when we last managed to win at Fratton Park.
There were a lot of positive things defensively, in attack I felt we looked a little rusty at times but everyone knows the situation we found ourselves in Thursday and Friday with Edgar Davids and Robbie Keane injured in training and Ledley King also out. We all thought he might be able to play this week.
The other lads showed that we have a big squad and all played a part.
When you look at last season we had five away wins in the league. We are looking for seven or eight this time around and this is the first one. Then we can do well in the league.
Going back to the game, the conditions were difficult and we though we might not be able to play our football but in the second half we kept possession very well and might have scored more goals.
In this league every game is difficult so I'm a very happy man.