Spector confident West Ham will recover
West Ham defender Jonathan Spector is confident the Irons will bounce back from last Saturday's 4-0 defeat by Manchester United.
The American international insisted the Hammers are taking it one game at a time as they look to pull away from the relegation zone, starting at Birmingham this Saturday.
He said: "That's all you can really do. We know we've got the players to put it right and that's what we'll be looking to do at Birmingham.
"At this stage every game is a big game for us.
"The manager's kind of instilled in us a good work ethic and when things don't go quite right for us and we don't get the result we want the weekend before, starting on Monday we work even harder on the training pitch and make it right for the following weekend."
Spector, 23, has more incentive than most to have a good season, with next Summer's World Cup in South Africa to look forward to.
The full-back has been a regular in the USA side and he is keen to face England after the two countries were paired in the same group in last Friday's draw.
He said: "England are a great side. I personally am really looking forward to the game and I'm sure the rest of the American players and public will be looking forward to it.
"We know it's going to be a difficult game but it's one we are going to relish the challenge."
And Spector is happy for his country to go into the game - which will be played in Rustenburg on June 12, as underdogs.
He said: "The US doesn't get a lot of respect in terms of the world football stage and I think that's to our benefit.
"I think we proved that in the Confederations Cup this year, beating a team like Spain - the number one side in the world.
"If they want to underestimate us, that's fine with us. The papers are doing it but who's to say the players and the team's going to do it?
"We'll see. Obviously England are a great side and they'll be the favourites going into it but we're looking forward to the challenge."