Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has suggested that West Ham playing 120 minutes on Thursday night, and winning, could be advantageous for us on Sunday.
The Hammers players were put through their paces on Thursday night against Sevilla and the thought of playing away against Tottenham on Sunday now seems like a fairly daunting one.
Read also: West Ham fans will absolutely love what Fornals was singing live on camera after Sevilla win
Spurs always play with high intensity, especially since Antonio Conte took over at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
However, the one thing that we have learned about this West Ham team since David Moyes returned to the London Stadium is that we are one of the most resilient sides in the Premier League. Write us off at your peril!
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte makes West Ham claim ahead of Sunday’s huge clash
After the Hammers were forced to play an intense 120 minutes against Sevilla in the Europa League on Thursday night, many have suggested that Sunday’s clash with Tottenham may well be a bridge too far for us.
Conte doesn’t see it that way though.
The Italian has been around the game for a long time and clearly understands how much of a difference a winning mentality can make.
The Tottenham boss told reporters how the West Ham players will now be flying high on confidence after their Europa League last-16 triumph, as quoted by Football.London:
“I can answer you after the game and tell you how the Sevilla game affects the game against us. For sure, on one hand they played 120 minutes but when you get this type of result it gives you confidence, enthusiasm and strength. For sure, it’ll be a really tough game for both teams.”
Conte makes a good point.
The result on Thursday night means that the West Ham players will now genuinely believe that they’re good enough to mix it with any team on the continent.
As long as the boys give it their all, there will be nothing more that we can ask of them.
Let’s just hope that David Moyes has a plan in place to shock Tottenham, and we’re pretty sure that the wily old Scot will leave no stone unturned ass we try to do the double over our fierce rivals.
Insider claims West Ham ace will return for Sevilla clash after injury
Report: West Ham scouts have strongly advised Moyes to sign 25-year-old in the summer
West Ham in advanced talks to sign ‘brilliant’ 28-year-old, report claims
Steven Gerrard uses one word to describe Declan Rice after West Ham beat Aston Villa