Domingo, 27 May, 2018

West Ham 1 Tottenham 0: Eric Dier makes key title race admission

Dele Alli and Tottenham endured a frustrating evening Dele Alli and Tottenham endured a frustrating evening
Montrelle Montesinos | 20 May, 2017, 00:49

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. You need to show that you can show up in the moment to win a league, to win a trophy.

"It wasn't our best performance, we tried", he said.

The Croat continued: "You have a game plan in every game. I don't know. But you have to win". "It is true that it will be hard ... to catch Chelsea", manager Mauricio Pochettino said. It is disappointing with the result, now we wait for the Chelsea result then it's three games ahead to play.

And Blues midfielder Matic took matters into his own hands in an attempt to give his side an advantage in the title race, by offering to buy Bilic dinner if West Ham beat Spurs.

Harry Kane struck one effort that Hammers goalkeeper Adrian did well to block, Dele Alli almost turned home the rebound, and then Kane was given a second opportunity which Adrian again got to. "There are many reasons that it wasn't our best day".

"The performance was just ok. We need to ask ourselves the right questions and try to understand what happened today".

"It's hard to be focused on Chelsea now".

With only three games left to play for Spurs, the north London side may have to win all three remaining fixtures and hope Chelsea monumentally slip in their final four matches.

West Ham turned on the style to foil a Tottenham side usually so energetic and menacing to ease any lingering relegation fears.

Ayew lashed over from 18 yards seven minutes into the second half and Spurs appeared increasingly edgy as the hour approached - Eriksen's tame sidefoot at Adrian lacking conviction when promisingly placed. When asked whether the result helps to secure his own future, manager Slaven Bilic said: "I don't care".

"If we win the league it is because you learn, and if you finish second it is because you improve but I think it is a big topic in football". "I don't change my vision of my team".