Poch said: “For all the excitement and desire they show to beat us, we must show the same. We must show the same desire, excitement and aggressivity (sic).”
“We know very well what it means for our fans to play against West Ham. We will try to stay and be ready to compete, fight and be aggressive.”
Spurs will need a tad more than aggression to beat West Ham who have a depressingly good track record against us.
A possible antidote to the Hammers’ form might well be Harry Kane. The FIFA FIFPro World 11 nominee has scored in each of the last five meetings between these sides.
That said, in the 42 times these two have face each other it’s Spurs that have the better away form having won at Upton Park 8 times, opposed to the Hammers’ 4 wins at The Lane.
Which brings us neatly onto another factor. Whilst Spurs are enduring the grim reality that is playing at the National Stadium, the Primark Posse are enjoying their own hit and miss form at Carpet Remnant World.
The shoddy state of the ‘London Stadium’ beggars belief. Not only their supporters have attacked each other, but fan satisfaction with the new ground couldn’t be any lower.
This game likely to be tough affair and over ‘aggresivity’ I’d take calm heads every time.