West Ham’s manager, Slaven Bilic says club’s success against the Spurs should be the norm going forward. The Hammers scored three times in 15 minutes, claiming their place in the quarter-finals of the Curabao Cup. In good time, too, as West Ham is set to face off against Crystal Palace this Saturday for a very important Premier League match.
The Croatian manager said that the positive results boost the team’s morale which in turn makes training better and increases the chances for them to continue winning. When asked what his halftime speech was, he revealed he urged one of his strikers to be fearless and to go harder. It seems like that striker was André Ayew as he leapt into action and scored two goals.
After their first goal, Bilic spoke of how their game became world-class filled with unstoppable crosses and difficult to defend against. The moment swung their way, and after the second goal, they were in charge allowing them to finish the game off.
Pointing out their recent run of form, aside from the Brighton game, he argues that this is a new West Ham United and they have achieved positive consistency that will be the norm for the club going forward.
Eager to point out that his team won the game rather than Tottenham lost it, as some argued. He did mention though that there seemed to be an attitude of an “already won” game from the Spurs’ side. Tottenham’s manager, Pochettino, suggested that his team did lose their aggressive stance after the first half. Citing team rotation as a possible reason and that the result will take him back to the drawing board to do some slight changes for the bout with Manchester United this Saturday.
Pochettino thinks they allowed West Ham to come back from the deficit, which he finds normal to have a dip in performance after certain circumstances. Their incredible performances against Real and Liverpool could well have drained the players. Stating that keeping such a high level of performance is difficult with team rotations and trying to keep the momentum in their favour.
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