Speaking after his side’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham, David Moyes has rejected the idea that Spurs are a bigger club than the Hammers.
On the balance of play at the London Stadium on Wednesday, a draw was a fair result, with the visitors dominating proceedings in the first half and the home side coming into their own after the interval.
The result dented Tottenham’s chance to maintain pace with Arsenal and Man City while West Ham can take encouragement from the draw, with Moyes’ men now seemingly clicking into gear after starting the season with three successive losses.
Antonio Conte was not too displeased with the result at the end of the game, insisting that a point is not a bad return in a big derby at the London Stadium (Football.London).
However, following the game, Moyes dismissed the notion that Spurs are a bigger club than West Ham.
When asked if he was pleased to get a result against ‘one of the bigger teams’, the West Ham boss said (via Football.London): “I disagree with your thing, a bigger team. We are as big as Tottenham.”
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I am not a fan of the ‘bigger club’ debate as I frankly do not think that matters. However, having said that, there is no metric (including trophies, league finishes, global fan base, revenue) in which West Ham are a bigger club than Spurs, and I suspect Moyes knows that.