Wayne Bridge is determined to bounce back from his nightmare West Ham debut against Arsenal.
The Manchester City left-back has joined the struggling Hammers on loan until the end of the season and made his bow in Saturday's home game against the Gunners.
But the 29-year-old struggled up against England winger Theo Walcott and was partly at fault for each goal in a 3-0 win for Arsene Wenger's title-chasers.
"It was a difficult game for me really," he told the club's official website.
"Theo is really quick and that was my first 90 minutes for a while. I've not played too many this season so I had a bit of cramp at the end but I didn't feel too bad for the first 60.
"I'll just improve next week and things can only get better. I try not to look too far ahead.
"We have got Everton at the weekend and I just want to win. One thing I don't want to see is West Ham go down."
Victory at Everton this Saturday could lift the Hammers out of the bottom three before Bridge, who has made just one league start at City this season, aims to help Avram Grant's men reach the Carling Cup final as they visit Birmingham next week for their semi-final second leg.
"We should just take one game at a time and hopefully we'll end up staying up and getting a medal," he said.
"It's a bonus for me to be allowed to play in the League Cup and it would be lovely to end up with a winner's medal."
Last Saturday's defeat saw the Hammers remain bottom, two points adrift of safety, but Bridge stressed they face few tougher opponents this season.
"Arsenal are a great team and keep the ball well so most of the time we were running around chasing after the ball," he said.
"We had a few chances and if we'd have put them away it might have been a different story.
"We've just got to forget about this, look forward to the next one and get a win. Once we get everyone fit and fighting for places, I see that this team can create chances and we've got to finish them.
"Obviously we've also got to concede less but no team is going to be as hard as Arsenal. We've just got to make sure we concentrate and keep our focus and hope the games are a bit easier than they were on Saturday."