West Ham United Manager David Moyes has spoken of the difficulty in dealing with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, as he prepares his side to face off with Mauricio Pochettino’s men in the Premier League tonight.
Speaking in his Pre-Tottenham Press Conference, which MooreThanJustAClub were fortunate enough to be in, held after the home victory over West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium on Tuesday evening, the Scotsman stated about the England striker,
“I’m trying to think, I need to think about getting some of the best centre-halves in the world to come out and play against him and some of them coming out of retirement, I think he’s so good”.
Kane, who has netted seven goals in his last six League games against West Ham, recently broke the record for most English Top-Flight strikes in a calendar year, but just what did Moyes make of that achievement?
“Look, I think everybody likes Harry Kane because he’s deserved what he’s got because of the work and the way he’s developed his own career.
So, I think everybody admires him for that and he does it with a humility for what I can see, good luck to him I hope it’s not against us that’s for sure”.
The likeable Tottenham forward, who was linked with a move to East London in the early part of his Career, also scored the most for club and Country in the top five European Leagues for 2017.
In doing so, he managed to record eight hat-tricks in all Competitions and his staggering record in front of goal extends to London Derbies, in addition, notching 21 in 31, the most in PL history.
However, should Moyes’ boys be able to contain the prolific forward and romp home to an unlikely win, the former Manchester United Boss will also write himself into the history books.
He would become the third consecutive Hammers Boss to defeat Tottenham away from home and also the third Irons Manager on the spin to record a victory at Wembley Stadium.
Slaven Bilic achieved both feats in October shortly before his sacking, incidentally the last meeting between the two London clubs, whilst Sam Allardyce’s Wembley triumph came in the 2012 Play-Off Final against Blackpool and his Spurs win a year later at White Hart Lane.
However, the question remains, will the former defender turned Manager complete the tall order? Or, will Kane help to topple the East Londoners? Head over to @MooreThanAClub on Twitter this evening (Thursday 4 January 2018) to find out as we bring you live build-up, updates and reaction from the West London matchup.