West Ham midfielder fires warning at Spurs ahead of London derby

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Dom Le Roy

West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has fired a warning shot at Spurs ahead of the London derby after the international break, with the 21-year-old admitting that Hammers will come to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium looking to get all three points.

Spurs go into the international break as one of the in-form teams in the league, having put six past Manchester United at Old Trafford in the same week as they seven past Maccabi Haifa and overcame Chelsea to book their place in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.

West Ham, despite starting the campaign off like Spurs with a defeat at home, have been in much better form over the last couple of weeks, having brushed aside two sides who are expected to push the top six in Leicester and Wolves.

Rice has been an important part of David Moyes’ sides’ mini-resurgence but his future was in doubt after he was reported to be a target for Chelsea during the transfer window (90 Min).

However, the 21-year-old ended up staying at the London Stadium and has now admitted that he is licking his lips at the prospect of taking on Spurs.

The England international told The Evening Standard: “They’re (Tottenham) a great side, it’s a London derby.

“I did an interview before the Wolves game and I said we always turn up for the big games.

“We’ve done it in two and hopefully we can do it again at Spurs. We’ll be going there set up to try and get another win.”

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Let’s hope the international break gives enough time for Gareth Bale to build up his match fitness and be ready when West Ham game. While he is unlikely to start, it would be a site to behold to watch him come on in the second half and run against tired Hammers defenders. I quite fancy us to hit them for four or five as their defence is nothing to write home about.

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