West Ham defeat leaves Spurs boss Pochettino disappointed

Hazel Gray
May 20, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur's exhilarating Premier League title surge came to a shuddering halt as they lost 1-0 at West Ham United on Friday to leave Chelsea needing six points from four games to be crowned champions.

After the game, Noble paid credit to the display, which he says had left him "speechless" after they derailed one of their rivals' hopes of winning the Premier League title.

Fans will be hoping Tottenham can add in key areas this summer, as we all know blockbuster transfers can work wonders to create excitement in and around the club.

"If you want to be a champion you have to win. How?"

"We started the second half a little bit sloppy and we conceded a lot of space to them".

This could also be the game where West Ham finally started to feel at home in their new stadium. It's not about always playing well or badly, it's not about running more or less, it's about when you must win you win.

What has proved costly for Tottenham are the dropped points in the opening months of the season.

West Ham finally looked at home at the London Stadium during their 1-0 victory over Tottenham.

Ayew lashed over from 18 yards seven minutes into the second half and Spurs appeared increasingly edgy as the hour approached - Eriksen's tame sidefoot at Adrian lacking conviction when promisingly placed.

This season "St Totteringham's Day" - as Gunners' fans refer to the day each season when Arsenal ensure the club will finish higher on the table than Spurs - can not happen, since Arsene Wenger's men are 17 points behind with only five games to play.

Bilic told Sport Klub that Matic said in a text message: 'If you stop Tottenham, I'll take you out to dinner'.

"We didn't put in the right energy, especially because of the context - it's a derby and even more because it was a game which was very important in the title race".

Spurs would not play again until Chelsea play their next two games against Middlesbrough on Monday and West Bromwich Albion next Friday.

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