Former Tottenham man congratulates West Ham, praises one Hammer

Former Tottenham man congratulates West Ham, praises one Hammer

Following the surprise defeat away to West Ham at the London Stadium, which effectively ended Tottenham's slim chances of challenging Chelsea for the title, fans and pundits alike will be wondering if they will ever have the belief or star quality needed to finish the season in first place.

The teams went in all-square at the break but it was Manuel Lanzini who broke the deadlock shortly after half-time, converting from close range to guarantee the Irons' safety.

Mauricio Pochettino fears Tottenham have blown their chance of winning the Premier League because they lack the ruthless streak required to succeed under intense pressure.

Zamora took to twitter to praise West Ham's performance, singling out their captain Noble for his performance.

The Premier League title is certain to return to London for the second time in the space of three seasons as Chelsea require six points from their final four games in order to be crowned champions of England once again.

"Things haven't been our way and we haven't won any titles".

Knowing that any slip up would likely be decisive, Pochettino conceded that his players were lacking a spark on the pitch. That has disappointed us a lot, but this is football and we need to understand this was a hard game, we tried but it was impossible. "We were missing a little bit, Pochettino said". "To win a trophy you have to show in a key moment you can win". It's not about playing well or running around more or less, it's about when you must win, you win. Maybe in the end we don't deserve to lose, but we did because we conceded a goal.

After a troubled campaign, this was a rare uplifting moment for West Ham.

Whether that will be enough to spare boss Slaven Bilic from the sack remains to be seen amid reports his job could be in danger. It was great in terms of character and determination.

For the second year in a row, Tottenham Hotspur were the last team obstructing the eventual Premier League champions from their inevitable glory.