Three points from the first of two away games is the perfect way to go into the clash against Fulham who thrashed Nottingham Forest in their last game. The have won five games this season – all at home, drawn three and lost seven whist reaching 12th position in the Premier League. But, hopefully with the huge confidence we hopefully gathered from the second half of the Spurs game we can inflict their fourth home defeat of the season upon them.
The Hammers boss is of course going through the weekly cliches about them being a very good team which I am not sure what that makes the top four in that case, with a very good manager. OK, I suppose it has to be said but the fact is that if we are on our way as we all hope they are there to be beaten.
Perfect way to go into the clash against Fulham
Speaking at his pre match presser for the game he said: “I think Fulham are a very good team. They played very well last season and have come into a little bit of form as well.
They’ve got a really good manager, they’ve got good players in their team and every game in the Premier League is hard.
They scored three against Liverpool, they scored five in midweek against Forest, so whatever they’re doing, they’re getting it right at the moment.
They’ve been a progressive team in the last few years and have steadied themselves, becoming a strong Premier League team after yo-yoing for a few years. They’re doing really well.”
He believes the performance and result over Spurs will hopefully give us added confidence and belief.
He added: “It was a big night for us and we’ve got to move onto the next game. The scheduling is incredibly difficult, we’re playing Thursday nights and Sundays all the time by the looks of it.
We’ve got very little recovery time, but overall we hope we can get ourselves ready for another game on Sunday.”