Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

West Ham defeat leaves Spurs boss Pochettino disappointed

West Ham defeat leaves Spurs boss Pochettino disappointed

The Hammers relied on some great goalkeeper from Spanish shot-stopper Adrian and a Manuel Lanzini goal to leave Spurs four points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.

Fans will be hoping Tottenham can add in key areas this summer, as we all know blockbuster transfers can work wonders to create excitement in and around the club.

"It was a hard game and if you compare (it) with five days ago against Arsenal, I think it was a different game and it wasn't the same performance that we played last week". Liverpool could only draw with Southampton so now lead City by a point having played a game more, while United are four points adrift and look likely to have to rely on winning the Europa League if they are to qualify for the Champions League.

"For me, we must move on and finish in the best way this season, still fighting".

Alli has so often produced the match-winning moments in recent months but he simply was unable to find the answer here to West Ham's resilient defence.

"When you lose, OK maybe it's because of the pressure".

Bilic told Sport Klub that Matic said in a text message: 'If you stop Tottenham, I'll take you out to dinner'.

LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has said that Friday's defeat at West Ham was the result of complacency and not being strong enough mentality, describing the performance at the London Stadium as "difficult to accept".

Tottenham's despair was in stark contrast to West Ham who not only put a huge dent in their local rivals' hopes of a first title since 1961, but also guaranteed their own safety. But for the second year in a row, the team's title bid has faltered in the closing weeks of the season.

The Blues now have a chance to extend the gap to seven when they play their game in hand against Middlesbrough tonight (8.00pm). Tottenham is still set for a second consecutive season in the Champions League for the first time. It's hard to accept at this moment of the season - a very important [game] and especially in a derby game.

Tottenham's Eric Dier (top) in EPL action with West Ham United's Mark Noble at the London Stadium May 5, 2017.

"At this stage of the season it's the same for every team - we're all exhausted physically, mentally".

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