West Ham boss David Moyes taught Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo a lesson yesterday.
Tottenham were beaten by a well-drilled, fit and energetic West Ham team at the London Stadium.
The Hammers were more than deserving of our victory.
Nuno didn’t see it that way though. The Tottenham manager told Football.London:
‘When you lose a game like today that I believe we were better team, the only positive is feeling that there are aspects to improve that will guide us to winning more matches.”
Wow! That’s sour grapes in its exact definition right there!
West Ham did a proper job on Tottenham. We were better than them all over the pitch.
The fact that Harry Kane or Heung-Min Son didn’t get a sniff tells you all you need to know about the game.
David Moyes reigns supreme as naive Nuno is shown up
The Scot out-smarted the Portuguese manager.
Tottenham were allowed the ball when they had it in their third but as soon as they made their way up the pitch the West Ham players swarmed around them in numbers.
When the Hammers won the ball we then hit them hard and fast on the counter in typical fashion.
We also caused Tottenham problems all afternoon from set-pieces. The Spurs players clearly hadn’t done their homework.
Michail Antonio’s goal came about after Declan Rice made a dummy run to the front post, dragging his marker Lucas Moura away from goal in the process.
This is nothing new. It’s something many of our players do week-in, week-out.
For Nuno to come out and say that Tottenham were the better team is just ridiculous. He probably knows it deep down.
That’s what pressure does to people. Your thinking becomes blurred which leads to questionable decisions and comments.
Meanwhile, David Moyes continues to maintain his composure and class every time he speaks to the media. It really is chalk and cheese when you compare the Scot to Nuno.
We know who we’d rather have!