West Ham United picked up a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur within the Premier League this weekend and Hammers midfielder Declan Rice has revealed how Jose Mourinho impressed the victory for the house facet.
The Portuguese supervisor’s pre-match feedback motivated the West Ham gamers to step up and grind out the win within the London derby.
Before the beginning of the sport, the Spurs boss claimed that the desk might look completely different on the finish of the season and his facet might find yourself ending above the Hammers.
Rice revealed that the gamers have been eager to show him unsuitable and so they have been decided to placed on an excellent efficiency.
He mentioned to talkSPORT: “I learn in the course of the week that Mourinho mentioned that, on the finish of the season, there can be no comparability between the place Spurs are going to be in comparison with West Ham and that they have been going to overhaul us.
“You learn stuff like that as gamers – I feel he mentioned it on the Spurs YouTube channel – you learn that as gamers and also you assume, ‘Yeah that is going to make me go out there and prove you wrong’.
“You go out there and you want to put out an even better performance, so I think all the lads knew that. We wanted to go out there yesterday and really beat Spurs.”
The Hammers have been excellent within the Premier League to this point this season and yesterday’s win takes them into the highest 4, 9 factors away from ninth-placed Tottenham.
Mourinho’s facet should enhance in the event that they need to end above the Hammers from this place.
Meanwhile, West Ham might be determined to safe European qualification after the form of season they’ve had.
During his interview, Rice additionally claimed that the Hammers belong within the Champions League and the gamers might be pushing to get there.