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talkSPORT presenter and lifelong Hammer Ian ‘Moose’ Abrahams lauds his beloved West Ham United
talkSPORT presenter and lifelong Hammer Ian ‘Moose’ Abrahams lauds his beloved West Ham United…
I thought it was a terrific performance on Wednesday night.

Mark Noble was inspirational and produced a superb performance for a captain. Aaron Cresswell was also great and what a signing Michail Antonio is proving to be with another goal!

People are right about how good Dimitri Payet and others have been this season, but I think Cheikhou Kouyate goes under the radar and he is an unsung hero.

He has been one of our best players since he joined us in summer 2014 and he was terrific against Tottenham. I thought he also helped Reece Oxford when he came on, too.

West Ham’s Achilles heel in the past has been holding onto leads and that’s two home games running now that have finished 1-0.

The one thing I have noticed from Spurs all season is that their full-backs love to get forward and they didn’t have the opportunity to do that at all on Wednesday. Their first shot on goal was in the second half when Ben Davies put it wide from 25 yards out.

I thought it was the perfect performance, to be honest.

For me, Slaven Bilic has come into this Club, bought quality players and somebody is always to step up to the plate.

Tactically, he gets it right most weeks and for me this is a stellar season to end our time at the Boleyn Ground.
My talkSPORT colleague Mark Saggers, who was commentating with me on Wednesday night, said at the start of the season that we’d go down and he’s been apologising to me in recent weeks!

Having said that, I said Leicester would go down and they might be champions, so everyone gets things wrong from time to time!

The important thing is we are now into March and we’re in the FA Cup quarter-finals and are sixth in the league and only a point behind Manchester City in fourth.

I have to say it’s now looking eminently possible that not only the FA Cup but a Champions League spot are there to be challenged for over the last ten or so games of the season.

Let’s just enjoy the last two months of the season, because as a West Ham fan this is not territory I’ve been in since 1986!

Safe trip to everyone going to Everton on Saturday and Come on you Irons!


The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of West Ham United