Tottenham defender Danny Rose: I want to beat 'strong' West Ham for the fans

Tottenham defender Danny Rose wants to beat London rivals West Ham for the fans.

Tottenham return to league action this weekend, as they move on from Thursday's 1-1 draw with Fiorentina and look to beat London rivals West Ham.

Spurs lie in sixth place in the Premier League, and whilst they lost their last league game against Liverpool, they have won seven of their last ten league games.

That leaves Mauricio Pochettino's men in good form ahead of the visit of West Ham, who have won just one of their last eight Premier League games.

Bragging rights are on offer, with Tottenham looking to complete a double over the Hammers having beaten them 1-0 on the opening day of the season thanks to a last-gasp winner from Eric Dier.

Defender Danny Rose is almost certain to feature at left back for Spurs, and he told Tottenham's official website that he wants to win the game for the fans - but acknowledged how good West Ham are.

"To be fair, it will be a difficult game," said Rose. "West Ham are having a very good season, particularly compared to last year. They are a strong side with some good players and it’s another London derby here at the Lane, so it will be tough."

"We’re in good form though, we will look to play the same way we have been doing over the last few months and hopefully we can get three more points. The fans especially love a derby win so it will be great to do it for them again," he added.

Tottenham recently beat their biggest London rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane, and will be looking to repeat the trick when they face West Ham on Sunday - with Rose no doubt featuring having established himself as Tottenham's first choice left back.

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