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2014-05-05T12:00:00 Updated 2015-02-18T21:58:15

Diame lauds fan support

Mohamed Diame dedicated West Ham United's 2-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday to the Hammers' fans.

The midfielder was impressed with the vociferous backing from the stands as goals from Stewart Downing and Andy Carroll fired the hosts to a third win of the season against their London rivals.

Diame appreciated the Boleyn Ground crowd for creating an atmosphere in which he believed gave the team added motivation.

"It was very, very important," he exclaimed. "We know every time that we play against Tottenham that the fans are very, very focused on this game and we did it for them.

"I think they deserve it. They're always behind the team from the start to the end of the season, so they deserve it."

"Always when you have the fans behind you like this you feel like you have more power on the pitch in the big games and they give you something more to do it.

"As I told you before, they deserve it and we did it for them."

Three points against Spurs also ensured the Club are mathematically safe from the threat of relegation from the Barclays Premier League, with the win taking the team to the 40-point mark.

The Hammers produced a dominant performance from first whistle to last on Saturday and the Senegalese international feels the victory can help the Club move forward into next season.

"It was important to win this game for the fans and to finish the season well it was important for us. Well done to everybody and we hope next season is going to better than last season."

A red card for Younes Kaboul when the deadlock was still to be broken, helped the home side on their way against Tim Sherwood's side and for Diame the correct decision was made.

"Stewart just ran right in front of Younes Kaboul and he was tripped.

"The red card was shown and after that we knew we were going to have the ball all the time so we just needed to stay focused at the back and avoid mistakes.

"The team was very good on Saturday, everybody played well."

Sam Allardyce now turns his attention to the Club's final game of the season against Manchester City on Sunday, with Diame eyeing a professional performance against opponents who will be hoping to lift the title with victory against the Hammers.

"This game is very important for Manchester City, but also for us because we're professionals and we want to go there and win the game."

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