Speaking to the official West Ham website, Matty Etherington has named the two Tottenham players who the Hammers need to watch out for this weekend, when the two London rivals compete at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Etherington said: “I think the main threats will come from Dele Alli and Harry Kane, to be honest. Harry is scoring goals again and his hold-up play is very good. His touch is good and he is strong, so he’ll be a big threat. Dele Alli has also been very impressive. I didn’t think he would be able to make the step up to the Premier League – and international football – so quickly, to be honest, but to be fair to him he looks like a complete midfielder.”
Spurs have been one of the best performing teams in the Premier League this season, but they will come up against a strong West Ham team this weekend.
The Hammers are defensively sound, and even though Dimitri Payet will be missing for the game, they are one of the best attacking teams in the division.
For Spurs, this season has been all about their defensive work, and how well they are now working as a unit. They rarely concede goals, but Etherington has looked further up the pitch to name the two dangermen in the Spurs line up.
Harry Kane looks like he is back to top form, and is scoring regularly again, whilst Dele Alli has been one of the stars of the season in the midfield. Few expected him to appear frequently for the first-team at White Hart Lane, let alone establish himself as a key player in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI, and then become an England international.
Etherington has praised Kane’s goalscoring and hold-up play, and the former West Ham and Spurs winger has named Alli as a complete midfielder.
The game this weekend is a competition between two high-flying Premier League sides, and both teams will be hoping their key players can have a major impact at White Hart Lane.