West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell has assured fans that they will come back from the international break ready for the final push after losing 3-1 to Tottenham in the Premier League.
An unfortunate Kurt Zouma own goal gave the LillyWhites the lead before Son Heung-min added the second.
Said Benrahma reduced the deficit but the Hammers were ultimately caught out while chasing the game with the South Korean forward finishing off brilliantly to give Spurs all three points on the day.
The defeat came less than three days after the Irons side produced a stellar performance to dump Sevilla out of the Europa League and progress to the last eight.
The Hammers now face a mountain to climb if they are to finish in the Champions League spot and have been drawn against Lyon in the Europa League quarter final next month.
But influential left-back Aaron Cresswell says the international break comes at the right time for his side and they will use the time to reset and come back stronger to finish the season in style.
The left-back told the club’s website: “We aren’t using being tired as any excuse. We played Thursday night, but Tottenham played Wednesday night as well, so we’re not looking for excuses.
“We just weren’t good enough on the day. They played well today and scored some good goals, but on our part it was sloppy.
“We don’t want anything to drift away from us. Eight games to go, there’s still plenty of points to play for.
“But it’s just frustrating tonight, on the back of Thursday. It was a big game, a derby, and we got beat.
“We’ve got a two-week break now. We’ve got to stay positive, think about the next game, and we’re looking forward to it.”
The Hammers will take on relegation-threatened Everton after the international break before hosting Lyon for the first leg of their two legged Europa League quarter final game.