West Ham Clash "More Than Football Game" Says Mauricio Pochettino

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino and West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic have a discussion on the touchline (pic: Adam Davy/PA Images).

The Senegal global had been pushing for a move away from the London club, and had even taken it upon himself to fly to France to undergo a medical with Ligue 1 side Rennes - without West Ham's permission.

Shipping 10 goals in their first three league games means the Hammers still have the joint-worst defensive record in the division after five matches, so Kane in particular will be licking his lips.

The Hammers won their last home game in the Premier League (2-0 vs Huddersfield) - only on one previous occasion have they sealed successive home wins at the London Stadium; December 2016. We have to show them West Ham doing that.

THE HAMMERS have a couple of injury concerns, with James Collins out with an ankle problem. Pedro Obiang also looks set to miss out.

Mauricio Pochettino's side have been inconsistent this season, which is something that definitely couldn't be said about them last campaign.

YOU can watch the game live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 11.30am. This will show us how Spurs will play in the Carabao Cup as well. Even Harry Kane, whose August goal curse had been lifted with the arrival of September, couldn't make the difference last weekend.

Spurs edged past Barnsley 1-0 at Wembley Stadium thanks to Dele Alli's 65th-minute strike.

Victor Wanyama's knee injury will keep him out until the beginning of October, and Erik Lamela (hip) and Danny Rose (knee) are both unlikely to return for the some time.

Spurs have kept three clean sheets in the Premier League this season.

Tottenham have lost three of last four Premier League trips to West Ham (W1 D0 L3) and have failed to score in each of these three defeats.

Harry Kane has scored 19 goals in 28 London derbies in the Premier League. It's not looking promising based on what I saw at West Ham the other evening. It's more than a football game.



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