From the Boardroom - David Sullivan

Joint-Chairman David Sullivan reflects on Sunday's game at Tottenham Hotspur

It was an extremely disappointing result against Tottenham on Sunday and I know that Slaven and the players will be working even harder this week to put things right and help us get straight back on the winning trail when we face West Brom.

After getting just one point from the last three games we know the importance of the game at the Boleyn Ground next weekend.

Without doubt we came up against a Tottenham side at the top of their game at White Hart Lane, but we were simply not good enough.

Considering the amazing start to the season we had away from home, our last two performances against Watford and Spurs have been poor in comparison.

We know we need to do better in the coming weeks, starting against West Brom. 

I have to also say that I was very shocked and surprised at Match of the Day 2 on Sunday night featuring photos of myself and Daniel Levy saying our relationship was frosty. 

I would like to say publicly that both myself and David Gold have an excellent relationship with Daniel and we greatly admire the job he has done at his club. 

We were competitors for the Olympic Stadium and both clubs had a different vision for the stadium, but the competition closed and we’ve moved on. 

We are moving to our new ground, situated in our Borough of Newham next Summer and Spurs are moving to their new stadium the year after and it is being built in their borough. 

We have all moved on and there is no animosity and unpleasantness between us. Life is really too short for all of that and the events in Paris two weeks ago maybe puts everything into perspective.

I would urge all West Ham fans to treat rival supporters with the respect they deserve as they, like us, are supporters of this fabulous game that we ALL love. 

That’s not to say we won’t be doing all we can to right the wrongs of yesterday’s defeat when we play them next year, but our approach will be in a sporting and professional manner.

Thank you for continued excellent support and let’s hope we can get back to winning ways on Sunday.

David Sullivan