'Always a tough place' - Harry Kane gives West Ham verdict after defeat v Tottenham
By Harvey Byrne
Star Tottenham striker Harry Kane has claimed that West Ham’s London stadium is “always a tough place” following his side’s 3-2 victory over the Hammers on Saturday afternoon.
Spurs travelled across England’s capital to face Slaven Bilic’s side in the early afternoon Sky clash.
It proved to be an enthralling encounter with two goals from Kane alongside a Christian Eriksen effort giving Tottenham a comfortable 3-0 lead before strikes from Javier Hernandez and Cheikhou Kouyate either side of a Serge Aurier red card made it a nervy end for last season’s runners-up.
At the end of the match Tottenham were just happy to collect all three points and afterwards Kane admitted that West Ham always give Spurs a fight.
“This is always a tough place to come and it feels great to win,” said Kane, as quoted by the official Tottenham website.
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“Our fans are always fantastic so to be able to go over and applaud them after London derby win sets up a great weekend.
“We were controlling the ball, had a couple of chances, I hit the post and it looked like we were going to see the game out well but goals change games, they got back to 3-1, we then got a man sent off and the game completed changed.
“If you give a team in the Premier League a sniff of a comeback they will to take it, especially in a London Derby.
“We ground it out. They got back to 3-2 but other than that they didn’t create too many chances. It was a fantastic result, a big three points.”
The victory on Saturday pushed Tottenham into the top four spots where they are now five points behind the early pace setters in Manchester City and United at the top of the league table.
They will be hoping to repeat last season’s heights which saw them finish in second place in the Premier League table.
However, they are currently facing a new challenge with playing their home matches at Wembley, which they won’t have to do until after the international break with a fixture scheduled against Brighton on October 14.
In other West Ham news, Kouyate gave his own verdict on Spurs after the Hammers defeat.