Fabianski: We want to make the fans proud against Spurs


Lukasz Fabianski is looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere of West Ham United's London derby duel with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The Poland goalkeeper is already well versed in derby matches against the north Londoners, having played against them five times during his time with Arsenal.

Now he is ready to resume the rivalry in Claret & Blue, with the Hammers looking to bounce back from defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion last time out.

Speaking at the launch of the 2018 Lycamobile Cup, he said: "I came back from international duty on Monday and being back for training means you have to switch your mind again to the game on Saturday and make sure you put a lot of effort into training to be ready for the Tottenham match.

"It’s another important one, another big one against a tough opponent, but we are playing at home so hopefully with all the hard work during the week we’ll be in good form for Saturday’s game.

"I’m looking forward to the atmosphere on Saturday. I’ve always enjoyed playing against Spurs - it has a nice atmosphere to it so I’m guessing it won’t be any different."

Lukasz Fabianski chats to youngsters at the Lycamobile Cup

Having claimed positive results at home against Manchester United and Chelsea in recent weeks, the Hammers No1 sees no reason why Manuel Pellegrini's men can't make it a hat-trick on Saturday.

"We just have to prepare ourselves well during the week and have a good game on Saturday, and make sure that the fans will be proud and happy after our performance.

"You can see that we have improved, especially playing at home and the recent results here have been very good so hopefully that will continue this Saturday.