Hernandez: I've had more positives against Tottenham than negatives
By Harvey Byrne
West Ham forward Javier Hernandez has claimed he has had more positives against Tottenham than negatives despite never bagging against Spurs.
The 29-year-old Mexican striker is currently preparing to face Mauricio Pochettino’s side at the London stadium which will see the prolific goalscorer line-up against the north Londoners for the ninth time in his career.
The experienced forward has played against Tottenham for the likes of Manchester United and most recently as Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League campaign.
He has only tasted two defeats in those matches and ahead of the weekend encounter Hernandez was keen to point that stat out.
“If I score on Saturday it will the first one against Spurs, but as far as I recall my results have been more positive than negative against Tottenham,” told Hernandez to the official West Ham website.
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“I’ve only had two defeats, the others have been victories and draws, with United, and also in the Champions League [with Bayer Leverkusen] we drew at home and beat them at Wembley last season.”
Hernandez made the switch to West Ham in the summer window for a cost of £16million from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen.
He has managed a return of two goals in his first five appearances for the Hammers, who are currently propped up in 17th in the Premier League table.
The experienced forward will now be keen to add to that total and bag his first goal against a Tottenham side who boast a very impressive defence with the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez.
In other Tottenham news, Michael Dawson has sent a warning to Spurs ahead of their Hammers clash.