West Ham United picked up a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend and Hammers midfielder Declan Rice has actually revealed how Jose Mourinho motivated the victory for the home side.
The Portuguese supervisor’s pre-match comments motivated the West Ham gamers to step up and grind out the win in the London derby.
Prior to the start of the video game, the Spurs manager declared that the table could look various at the end of the season and his side might end up completing above the Hammers.
Rice exposed that the gamers were keen to show him wrong and they were figured out to place on an excellent efficiency.
He stated to talkSPORT: “I check out throughout the week that Mourinho said that, at the end of the season, there would be no comparison in between where Spurs are going to be compared to West Ham and that they were going to overtake us.
” You check out things like that as players– I think he said it on the Spurs YouTube channel — you check out that as gamers and you believe, ‘Yeah that is going to make me go out there and prove you incorrect’.
” You go out there and you want to put out an even better performance, so I think all the lads understood that. We wanted to go out there yesterday and actually beat Spurs.”
The Hammers have actually been exceptional in the Premier League so far this season and yesterday’s win takes them into the top four, nine points clear of ninth-placed Tottenham.
Mourinho’s side will have to enhance if they wish to complete above the Hammers from this position.
On The Other Hand, West Ham will be desperate to secure European credentials after the type of season they have had.
During his interview, Rice also declared that the Hammers belong in the Champions League and the players will be pressing to get there.