Hart: Football's a tough game

By ForestMAD
Last updated : 05 January 2003

"Football's a tough game," he said.

"We played well and deserved to get something. This West Ham side is in a position that belies their talent. They have got some very good players but my lads gave a very good account of themselves.

Hart added : "There was some bodily contact at the end but our centre forward was fighting for his space.

"He was trying to get to the ball and he was being held off by their defender. The linesman has given it from 40 yards away which is interesting.

"It was not a push but there was bodily contact, but that's life.

"I prayed for a Premiership draw and said this was our opportunity to put down a marker. To suggest we're close to being a Premiership side is going too far. We have a lot to learn and if we went up to the Premiership."

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