Fonte and boys set to end Spurs title dream!


Jose-Fonte-762210Jose Fonte has warned Spurs the Hammers are in the mood to dent any lingering title hopes the may be holding.

The Portuguese defender claims the Hammers squad is ready to make the fans proud declaring: We know they are fighting for the title and they are playing really well and have a good manager and good players.

But we are at home and we want to make sure we beat them and give the fans something to be proud of.”

Fonte has been impressive in the new system introduced by the manager which has given us successive clean sheets which is contributing to a growth of confidence within the squad.

Looking back at the match against Stoke, Fonte said: “Their goalkeeper made some good saves. We tried, we had some good opportunities and he did well.

“If we had a little more assurance with that last pass we could have created more dangerous situations, but that will come.

“The boys are working really hard on the training ground, they are fantastic, and we are looking forward to the next two games at home.”

He had a special word for Adrian saying: “Adrian has been very good since he came back into the team and on Saturday he had an important role.

“He made a couple of saves, so congratulations to him – he helped the team and this is a team effort. I think everyone played their part.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    If you will give us another nil nil that would do just fine anything else is a bonus COYI !!!

  • FUGMASTER says:

    Agreed 32 ; can’t see us beating that lot with no proper strikers, so another shut-out would be grand!

  • kevin says:

    Beating Tottenham would , of course , be fantastic and keep us in the Premiership mathematically . I am doubtful of three points and think even one will be hard work .
    I more confident however of three points against Liverpool which , should also see us safe .
    Mind you , a point from each would also do us very nicely . Do we play ” not to lose ” against Tottenham ?? , dangerous in my opinion . Do we play ” not to lose ” against Liverpool , well that , depends on The Tottenham result .
    Hopefully The Burnley game will be a relaxed affair between both clubs and then off to the Beach to heal those knocks and bruises and get ready for next bout of Premiership football.

  • ironswatch says:

    i jusy so hope we do them

  • IronMan says:

    Shame that we are looking at what’s happening down the table rather than up but the first season away from the Boleyn was always going to be difficult. I hate to say it but Spurs are now a formidable team. Pocetino has them all as fit as fleas, which is something I don’t think you can accuse us of. It would be great to spike their title ambitions, and more importantly, secure our Premiership status; I think all the posts on this site have been pretty realistic about the size of the task though. Anyway, who knows? This is The Irons and we are an unpredicable bunch… let’s hope for the best. COYI !

    • kevin says:

      Reckon we’ll scrape Survival but , what a nasty ride this season’s Big Dipper has been .
      Realism will be upon us very soon now . With the bottom three being worse than us we should manage it . A couple of points or two clean sheets should see us through this hell ride of a Dipper . Must go to the dentist to replace the skin on my teeth but , no worries with West Hammer Mint .
      The only thing now ( well , maybe the only thing now ) to concern us hugely is the transfer market between now and August .. All change here for the Premiership , last four cars only.
      One can only hope we have our tickets punched .

  • kevin says:

    Oh , by the way you sports writers ; please stop using people’s comments and scripture’s to fill your empty imaginations . We can all steal texts and sinews of . Been seeing it all season long and it’s not just or nice . Nobody pays us bloggers to write the things we write so , please use your own metaphors and imaginations . Keep seeing text ideas being used by certain writers after a few weeks or so as if the write was theirs . Give credit where it’s due instead of stealing ideas .

  • PopRobson says:

    It worries me when players or club staff come out and say we are going to do this or going to do that….but like when Slav said ‘nine points from the next three games’ a few weeks ago, I said here we will get two and we actually got none… now we are going to do Spurts (intentional misspell) seriously, I do wonder what brand of optimistic tablets some of you take or am I just the proverbial pessimist but it’s two nil to the Spurts in my book and a couple of edgy games v the Pool and Burnley. We do only have the THREE games left you know lads.

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