talkSPORT pundit and former Tottenham Hotspur star Jamie O’Hara has made a brutally honest claim about West Ham United ahead of the game against his beloved Spurs.

West Ham warmed up for Sunday’s derby with bitter rivals Tottenham in style with a 3-0 win over Genk in the Europa League.

The victory made it three wins from three for the Hammers without a single goal conceded as David Moyes’s sit top of Group H. And after Rapid Wien beat Dinamo Zagreb it means West Ham will effectively win the group and secure a place in the last 16 with one more victory.

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Tottenham meanwhile were beaten 1-0 by Vitesse Arnhem in the Conference League.

Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo made his priorities clear when he made sweeping changes to his side in order to rest the first team for the game at West Ham.

And it showed as they were beaten by a side sitting sixth in the Dutch top flight and face an uphill battle to qualify from their group.

Moyes made changes too but West Ham remained strong.

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Jamie O’Hara makes honest claim about West Ham’s place in London pecking order ahead of Spurs

And after watching the Hammers beat Everton at the weekend and then thump Genk, boyhood Tottenham fan O’Hara declared on talkSPORT that Moyes has turned them into the second best side in London.

“That is a huge game (West Ham vs Spurs),” O’Hara said on talkSPORT.


“I watched West Ham and they were fantastic again, put Genk to the sword. I mean how good is David Moyes doing. How good is this team.

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“I watch them and it’s painful to say because I’m a Spurs fan, but watching them as a player they are fantastic to watch. Mark Noble comes on, they’re bopping the ball about, they’re a joy to watch.

“Are you now the second best team in London. Because you have to hold your hands up – not biggest, because that’s a big statement – but the best. I’d say right now they are.”

Clearly Chelsea are the top side, title challengers and European champions. But O’Hara’s comments should not be that controversial.

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After all West Ham finished above Tottenham and all their other London rivals bar Chelsea last season.

And they were only two points behind the Blues.

You know you’re a good side when even Tottenham fans are having to hold their hands up.

What a job Moyes is doing in east London.

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