Malky Mackay believes West Ham are in a dangerous position going into the second leg of their play-off semi-final clash with Cardiff.
Two first-half goals from midfielder Jack Collison handed the Hammers a convincing victory at the Cardiff City Stadium, giving the London outfit a comfortable cushion going into the return fixture at Upton Park next week.
However, Bluebirds boss Mackay has stated that the deficit is far from insurmountable.
And he went so far as to suggest that the Hammers may have put themselves in a difficult position.
"I think 2-0 is a dangerous score for the team that are 2-0 up," he said. "We've got to make sure we go there and give a good account of ourselves.
"We've got another 90 minutes and it's 2-0 at half-time. That's all it is - we're 2-0 down at half-time. We're 2-0 down but we've got 90 minutes to go and change this.
"We've got another game. It's 11 v 11 again at their stadium and we've done well this season away from home.
"All my focus is on us trying to get to the play-off final and that's not done yet.
"The scoreline obviously makes it more difficult at the moment but it's something that's certainly not unrescuable.
"We'll be desperately trying to do it for our club and our fans. The team will be going there to make sure we give a really good account of ourselves and try to get to this final."