Hammers must kick on – Jacobsen

Avram Grant’s side lifted themselves off the bottom thanks to

Frederic Piquionne’s first-half winner in last Saturday’s derby.

The welcome win came after a draw at Stoke and Carling Cup victory

at Sunderland and Jacobsen hopes the Hammers can now push on. The

defender, who joined from Blackburn on transfer deadline day, told

the club’s official website: “Everybody is buzzing about the win.

“First of all, it’s the three points and the first victory of the

season in the Premier League and it also came in a local derby

against Spurs and you don’t get anything better than that. We’re

all very pleased. “Derby matches are the same everywhere. It’s a

special atmosphere and the stadium is always packed. The games are

always tight, as it should be, and that’s what football is all

about. “They are the most intense games and that’s what you want as

a player and as a spectator as well.” West Ham had a dreadful start

to the campaign, losing their first four Premier League fixtures

before the recent upturn in results. Jacobsen is now looking to the

future and hopes the Hammers can pick up more points as quickly as

possible. He added: “I can only talk about the four games that I’ve

been here, but I think we can take a lot of positives. The Chelsea

game, even though we lost, was a positive and from that moment on

we seem solid on the pitch. “Drawing at Stoke and winning at

Sunderland gave us a boost in the right direction and we managed to

get the three points today. “Now we have to draw a line and say we

need to get some more points on the board and look forward.”