Moyes heaps praise on his comeback kings

Tottenham Hotspur 3-3 West Ham United – Reaction

West Ham United’s mighty comeback at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would unquestionably have stunned everyone, including the East Londoners boss, David Moyes. Nevertheless, the Scotsman was correct in his post-match analysis, suggesting it was a performance which deserved recognition, whatever the outcome had been.

The Hammers found themselves three-goals behind inside sixteen minutes in N17. However, in a dramatic finale, Moyes’ men hit back, culminating in Manuel Lanzini’s spectacular last-gasp leveller, extending their recent unbeaten Premier League sequence to three matches.

“I think we are building a really solid team spirit at the moment,” Moyes enthused.

“Our performances in recent weeks, since lockdown, have been very good – the team have been good.

Moyes continued: “It was tough in the first ten or fifteen minutes, Tottenham were on fire and I thought here we go but after that, we controlled it better, controlled different parts of the game.

“We actually missed chances, at 1-0 Angelo Ogbonna flicked on a corner and Michail Antonio missed a great chance to make it one each so the game changed, they then went up the pitch and made it 2-0 and I thought here we go.

“I have to say I thought the players played very well throughout the game.”

Lanzini’s stunning equaliser will be etched in the memories of the Hammers support eternally. Moyes tried to put into words the overriding emotion of the moment, crystalised so emphatically by the Argentine midfielder: “It was one of those moments you don’t get very often in football, scoring three goals in the last ten minutes.

“We are progressing, we are getting better, the defending wasn’t better in the opening ten or fifteen minutes but in general, our play, in general, was improving greatly.”

Brian Jeeves

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