Tottenham vs West Ham on Sunday is a vitally important game for both sides and after last night exertions against Sevilla, we will have our work cut-out.
The Hammers have one of the smallest squads in the Premier League but we continue to punch above our weight under the guidance of David Moyes.
West Ham are currently sitting above Antonio Conte’s Tottenham on goal difference and we have played a game more than our London rivals.
So Sunday’s clash is absolutely huge just before both teams head into the two-week international break.
Having played 120 minutes against a very good Sevilla side last night tough, Moyes’s men may find it difficult to cope with the intensity of Spurs. It’s not as if the Scot has loads of options to bring in and freshen things up is it?
Moyes makes training admission ahead of Tottenham vs West Ham
The Scot was on cloud nine after last night’s win against Sevilla.
Usually, the following Premier League game would be nothing more than an afterthought. That’s not the case this time though with Tottenham away not he horizon.
We really do have to avoid defeat in order to keep our top four hopes alive. And with that in mind, it would be reasonable to assume that the Hammers players might be given some rest time today.
Moyes responded when asked by reporters whether he will be giving his players a day off from training today, as quoted by Football.London:
“No, we are in, there is no let up in this game, unfortunately. It is like that because of the amount of games we play and then if you want to be a big club you have to get used to it. The players have to get used to coming in all the time and there will be a chance next week for them to get some days off but at the moment heads down and get on with it.”
That is quite the statement considering how small our squad is and how many games we have played recently.
Every single West Ham player was absolutely dead on their feet after last night’s dramatic win over Sevilla in the Europa League.
It will be a huge ask for the players to go again so soon after last night’s match in a huge London derby. When knows though? One thing we have all learned with this West Ham team is never to write them off.
That’s something that Tottenham will be well aware of after the last few meetings between the two sides…