Champions League football next season at the Olympic Stadium is now realistically in sight, but the club record signing, who came on as a substitute on Wednesday, has warned that West Ham have to keep their feet on the ground.
Pochettino has risen to prominence in the Premier League after leading Southampton into unchartered waters, before taking charge of Tottenham and leading Spurs towards their first league title in half a century. “We have 10 games, a lot of points to play for”.
While Bilic’s predecessor Sam Allardyce had West Ham fans briefly dreaming of European football last season, a failure to maintain a strong start ultimately prompted a slide down the table to 12th and a managerial change.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino does not believe Arsenal’s experience of challenging for the title gives the Gunners an edge in the race at the top.
The incentives are now there for every West Ham player. This team shares goals, creates opportunities, they play with intensity and they defend as a group.
A major positive at the other end of the pitch, though, has been Michail Antonio netting in back-to-back league games. Goals from Adam Lallana, James Milner and Roberto Firmino snagged the three points for a jubilant Jurgen Klopp, also reveling in Bayern Munich’s defeat at the hands of Mainz.
– West Ham have won just one of their last nine Premier League away matches (W1 D4 L4).
And the talented teenager insists he’s the top dog when Mauricio Pochettino’s squad are able to enjoy some downtime in front of a games console.