It’s another big derby game between West Ham and Tottenham this weekend. Olivia Elliott spoke to Spurs fan Ben Clark, who is feeling confident!
Who would you consider the best player is for West Ham?
Declan Rice he seems to get better every week however I think a player who is just as important to you is Michail Antonio he doesn’t catch the eye as much but the energy and goals he brings are priceless.
What do you think West Hams strengths and weaknesses are?
A strength on the pitch is set pieces. Cresswell’s delivery is brilliant and the likes of Soucek on the end is a threat. You look organised and have everyone on board fighting for a clean sheet. All this is due to an underrated strength which is David Moyes.
A weakness would be losing the loose balls and giving away possession very easily.
How do you think Tottenham will get on this season?
Win the quadruple of course… it’s a crazy season and anything can happen. We look solid in the big games but struggle against the so-called weaker teams so if we can resolve that the sky’s the limit. But I think we will just sneak into the top 4 and break our trophy curse.
What player for Tottenham should opposing teams watch out for?
Tanguy Ndombele- Certified baller and he has been all season. He drifts past players for fun and can break the lines with killer no look passes.
What do you think of Jose Mourinho?
An arrogant serial winner who can’t take losing. At least that’s what I thought before he was at Spurs. He is the kind of character you despise if he is in the opposite dugout. But when he’s on your team, you can’t help but love him. His man management skills have been exceptional, and he has got Spurs fans dreaming again.
If you don’t win a trophy this season can you see Harry Kane leaving?
No chance. Harry is Spurs for life, whether he leaves or not. If he left due to an empty trophy cabinet, no true spurs fan would begrudge him. I honestly can’t see him leaving, we are challenging for trophies just as much as the next big team, we have Jose Mourinho a prolific winner and the best stadium on the planet.
How much do you rely on Son Heung-min and Harry Kane?
Do we rely on our 2 best players? Yes. But no more than the next team. Scoring goals is the hardest thing to do in football and not many can do it at the top level. Having said that we do need to see more goals coming from other areas. As much as our squad depth has improved, the likes of Lucas and Vinicius are nowhere near the level of our 2 stars.
Have you recovered yet from Lanzini’s equaliser against you?
Sadly not. West Ham always seem to find that bit of extra luck against us. I think we should take it as a compliment. Lanzini is a player I loved to watch before his injuries and that strike is goal of the season so far for me
What are your score predictions for West Ham v Tottenham?
10-0 to Tottenham? Mourinho will be out for revenge and the players will show how they have improved since that remarkable comeback. 2-0 to Spurs with goals from the Hammers favourite player Harry Kane.