Wanyama: Spurs not giving up on title hope
- Author: Julie Sanders May 06, 2017,
May 06, 2017, 20:20
The trophy can now be secured for the second time in three seasons by Chelsea over the next week - before Spurs play again - if Antonio Conte's side beats Middlesbrough on Monday and West Bromwich Albion on Friday. "Today was a key moment, we had to show that when you do not play well but when you must win, you win".
"If you want to be champions you must win. How?" I don't know. But you have to win.
"The team this week is in a good mood after the victory over Arsenal but this will be another hard game and we need to be ready to fight".
"I feel calm. But I'm disappointed, of course, that we missed the opportunity to reduce the gap".
Jonathan Pearce: "I've said on the BBC that in 30 years of commentating on Spurs this is the closest I've seen to a Tottenham title-winning side".
Home keeper Adrian frustrated Tottenham with first-half saves in quick succession from Dele Alli and Harry Kane and he also did well to keep out Son Heung-Min after the break as the visitors probed for an opener.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £6.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £10.99, and no locking in to a contract. "The performance was just okay".
"This season is not the one we wanted or that we planned, I'm not hiding from that", he admitted. "Maybe we were a little desperate tonight after they scored".
One problem for the Hammers is a lack of goals, they've kept two clean sheets in the last two but have drawn both games 0-0.
The victory means the Hammers are now guaranteed to stay up and eased the pressure on manager Slaven Bilic, who is still dealing with constant speculation surrounding his future.
The 48-year-old is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "We deserved to win". Speaking after the game, Bilic praised his team's quality, pointing to the way they stuck to their game plan in particular.
"Now it's more hard to try to catch Chelsea but we need to try, always to the end".
"Beating them under the lights in front of 60,000, you can't beat that feeling", Bilic said.