Pellegrini insists West Ham can write themselves into the record books at new Spurs stadium

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Moving into a new stadium is not always easy in the Premier League, and many teams often hit somewhat of a brick wall before calling a new ground home.

However, the opposite has been true of Tottenham and their new state-of-the-art stadium this season, as Pochettino and his boys have really hit the ground running.

Spurs have played four games within the walls of their new home, winning all four, while scoring eight and conceding none in this time.

This even included a Champions League win over Premier League title holders and contenders Manchester City.

West Ham are the next opponents lined up to try and become the first ever team to score, let alone win, in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

However, Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident that his team has the ability to write themselves into the history books of the ground, stating they are not going there for a 0-0.

Pellegrini said (Sky Sports): “Tottenham is a team that is doing a brilliant season. Maybe playing so many games, it is not easy for them.

“If we want to beat them we need to play a very good game. It is a big game. We have motivation also but after that, we just have to play well, play as a big team.

“We are not going to go to their stadium to draw 0-0, we are going to be the team we have been the whole season.

“This is a transition season. It was a controversial season last time, this time it has been quieter for us. We have had good moments and not so good where we started losing games at home.

“It is a season that we must consider good though we must improve. The amount of goals we concede is far too much.

“For the number of goals we have conceded, it is far too much. We have conceded nearly two goals in every game away from home this year, so it is almost impossible to win.

“This is just one thing that we need to improve.

“Last season we were fighting relegation until the last game, but this season we are eight or nine games and safe. But we want more and must try to reach the highest target we can.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Everyone loves a feisty London derby, however, the West Ham match has probably come at the worst time possible. Just days before Tottenham’s most important match in their recent history, and the squad has already been hit with injuries. Luckily, Spurs bought themselves a bit of breathing room with the win against Brighton, after Man United, Chelsea, and Arsenal all dropped multiple points. While a win and a clean sheet against West Ham would be ideal, I would rather we come through the match unscathed and give Tuesday a real go. Here’s hoping we can have a win in both games though.


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