Ex-Barcelona midfielder Song: West Ham-Tottenham rivalry is 'very different' to El Clasico

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West Ham United midfielder Alex Song is looking forward to facing Tottenham on Sunday - but says you can't compare it to El Clasico.

West Ham United and Tottenham get back to league action this weekend, as they face each other in Sunday's London derby.

The Hammers are coming off a 4-0 FA Cup defeat to West Bromwich Albion, whilst Spurs drew 1-1 with Fiorentina in the Europa League on Thursday.

With just one win in the last eight games, West Ham will be keen to end their recent poor run of form, but face a tough test as they travel to White Hart Lane.

The only meeting between the two sides so far this season finished in a 1-0 Tottenham win, with a late Eric Dier goal handing Mauricio Pochetitno's men all three points back on the opening day of the season.

Fans are looking forward to this derby match, and West Ham midfielder Alex Song told the club's official website that he is eager to rekindle the rivalry on Sunday.

"It's always good to play in the derbies, they mean a lot to everyone. If we win then the fans will celebrate a lot so we have to give 200 percent to make them happy," said Song.

Song, 27, has been superb for West Ham this season having joined on loan for the season from Barcelona back in August - and having played for the La Liga giants as well as Arsenal, he's no stranger to big derby games.

Barcelona's clashes with Real Madrid are famously known as 'El Clasico', and are regularly fiesty encounters, whilst he's also played in North London derbies for Arsenal against Sunday's opponents Tottenham - but says you can't compare the derbies.

"You can't really compare two different derbies. It is very different to Barcelona-Real Madrid games but then so is Arsenal and Tottenham. West Ham and Tottenham is a good game. It'll be a special day for everyone, especially the fans which is why we have to do well. If we play well and get a good result, everyone will have a good Sunday," he added.

West Ham v Tottenham may not get the worldwide attention that Barcelona v Real Madrid does, but it promises to be an interesting battle at White Hart Lane - and West Ham will be hoping Song's big game experience will come into play.

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