Carlton Cole boldly predicted that West Ham’s game away at Tottenham next month could be where the Hammers begin to turn things around, when speaking exclusively to Sky Sports.
The east London outfit are currently sitting inside the bottom three, one point adrift of safety.
Last night’s trip to Manchester City yielded no points as expected. But it was the manner in which David Moyes’s side went out without a fight that was most concerning.
West Ham have some incredibly tough games coming up. They have to play Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur away and Southampton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at home in their next six outings.
Cole suggested that the Tottenham game could be the one that sees the Hammers’ fortunes change, however, when speaking exclusively to Sky Sports:
“You’ve seen the run-up we’ve got coming up, but I think the Spurs game might turn it around for us. The Spurs game is always a cup final. We’ll look at Southampton at home definitely. The Spurs game, if we can turn it on for that game, we’ll be in and around it.”
West Ham actually have a decent record against Tottenham. The Hammers have won four and drawn one of their last 10 meetings with Spurs.
And the east London outfit won the last time they played away in N17. In fact, they were the first team to score a goal and win at Spurs’s new stadium.
Moyes’s men need to repeat that kind of performance and result next month.
A win against one of their biggest rivals could make all the difference for them as they strive to climb their way out of trouble.