The strength in depth was highlighted by more than Â£50 million (S$98 million) of talent sitting on the substitutes’ bench when they beat Chelsea in October.
What does the Barclays Premier League table look like after Wednesday’s action?
“Was the pitch a factor?” We played Europa League, FA Cup and now three Premier League games in one week. “It’s a big blow for us, yes, because he’s been magnificent all season for us”. I don’t have anything to support this theory, but I’d suspect that Spurs are doing everything in their power to get him back and fit in time for the North London Derby this weekend. We are very disappointed. We were poor. This is true.
“We miss 45 minutes to try and win the game”.
Things are getting tight in the race to the top of the Premiere League table, and Wednesday’s action was full of both missed opportunities and last ditch efforts.
“Everyone else is talking about [us] going top and winning the league and we’re just trying to take it game by game”. “We need to recover well and put in a good performance on Saturday so we can forget this”.
Results elsewhere also went in Tottenham’s favour this midweek: Arsenal remain three points behind their neighbours and a one-game swing in their favour is still all that it would take to overhaul Leicester.
“It is vitally important that every West Ham United supporter attending the fixture remembers that they are acting as ambassadors for our club and their behaviour should reflect the values and standards that we set”, the statement continued.
“On Saturday we want the three points for us, not to damage our opponent”. Second half, we tried to play, create chances and manage the game. Meanwhile, West Ham are now unbeaten at home across all competitions in 13 matches.
Kane brushed aside suggestions that Spurs’ high-energy style might now be catching up with them in the final third of the season, insisting the squad has the energy to finish the campaign strongly.
The Croatian described his men as “fantastic” and that the win over Spurs was probably their best of the season.
Michail Antonio, who scored the victor for the Hammers against Tottenham, believes the team can cope with the injuries.
“We probably didn’t do it great this time”.
The second half was controlled by Spurs, but against the run of play, Antonio came close to nabbing a second when he connected with Payet’s ball into the box, but this time, his header went over the bar.