Published: Sat, September 23, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Andy Carroll Must Stay Fit For New Deal Declares Slaven Bilic

Andy Carroll Must Stay Fit For New Deal Declares Slaven Bilic

In the Premier League, Tottenham, despite being a far better team than their East London rivals throughout that period, have won at West Ham just once in the past four seasons and lost 1-0 there in their past two visits. On Wednesday evening, Pochettino - who was born in Argentina but considers Barcelona home - treated 50 members of Tottenham's playing and support staff to Spanish steak and Argentine red wine at a Marylebone restaurant. Watching his dream die on that Friday night in May, Pochettino must have understood what Sir Alex Ferguson was getting at when he dismissed relegated West Ham's effort as "obscene" after they wrecked Manchester United's title hopes at Upton Park in 1992. To know better in between them, to speak in a different way.

"It's so important and we need time to engage everything, to have different alternatives to play and try to win". The North London side have eight points from their five games, and now, occupy the fifth spot in the table.

Pochettino has elected to go with the back three yet again, a decision that suggests he takes West Ham's attack seriously. They will be very motivated.

"Now we have Chicharito because we didn't want to stay just on Andy, knowing what happened in the last couple of seasons". The Welshman has been in excellent form this season, and his absence would be a major blow, as Spurs don't really have a third option on the left flank - Kieran Trippier was unsuccessfully deployed there last weekend.

The Sky Sports pundit says that the England striker will be the "key man" in deciding Saturday's contest, above the likes of compatriots Harry Kane and Dele Alli for Spurs, and even £16m teammate Javier Hernandez. One of my favourite prop plays for tomorrow is for there to be a goal in the first 9 mins, available on bet365. It's hard to explain why Tottenham have struggled so much at Wembley, their team is created to play in the wide open spaces with Alli, Erikson, Son, Dembele and Kane all thriving in space.

"I respect every single opinion. Tim has a right to speak about Tottenham and Harry".

Slaven Bilic seems to be on his last legs as West Ham's manager, and another loss here could be the end of his tenure.

A 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town earlier this month handed the Hammers their first points of the season, and they added one more to their tally during a dour goalless draw with West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

'They have patterns, they have individual quality, they have pace and they are a team building up for three years now, they're improving the team'.

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