For the fans of West Ham United, the most important fixtures of the season is both games against Tottenham Hotspur and ahead of Saturday’s clash, Michail Antonio has revealed to the Daily Mirror that the players are buzzing to have drawn Spurs in the League Cup.
Raising their game
The players at West Ham United always seem to understand what this fixture means to the fans.
The club from East London are looking to make it three in a row in this fixture, having beaten Tottenham 1-0 at home for two seasons running.
Both of the previous two fixtures have brought about the end of Tottenham’s title hopes.
In this fixture, West ham always manage to find an extra gear, with last season’s win over Spurs being their only glimmer of hope in an otherwise dismal season.
Although Spurs fans perceive Arsenal and Chelsea as their biggest rivals they still have a huge element of hatred for West Ham.
This is set to be a massive game on Saturday lunchtime.
West Ham buzzing
Winger Michail Antonio revealed that he and his teammates are buzzing to have drawn Tottenham in the League Cup.
“It will be unbelievable!
Every game we play against Tottenham, the atmosphere is unbelievable. There will easily be 90,000 fans there. What a draw.
When we saw it, the boys were buzzing. We’ve got a WhatsApp chat. I’ve read through it and honestly some of the replies… it’s amazing.”
These quotes go to show just how much this fixture means to the club – that even the players understand the importance of it.
West Ham versus Tottenham is a fixture which has produced some real incredible moments down the years.
Even as a Spurs fans, this is a special fixture, which holds so many of my favorite football memories.