Reid’s response when asked if West Ham can become bigger than Tottenham

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West Ham United face London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

West Ham United defender Winston Reid has said that the Olympic Stadium can help them become a bigger club than London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the Daily Star reports.

Both West Ham and Spurs have a long and proud history to match any of England’s big clubs and the intense rivalry between the two has existed for some time.

In recent years, Spurs have undoubtedly held the upperhand with domestic cup finals, European football and record transfer fees becoming very much part of the furniture at White Hart Lane.

However, the Olympic Stadium has created a surge in the east of London and the Hammers – aided by heavy investment - have begun their season under new boss Slaven Bilic in superb fashion.

With the two teams level on points, West Ham are certainly closing the gap and defender Reid believes his side have the right ingredients to go further and become bigger than Spurs.

“Can we one day be bigger than Tottenham, overtake them when we move to a new stadium? Yeah, that is what the club's ambition is. It's not going to be easy,” Reid was quoted as saying the Daily Star.

“It's going to be hard work, we know that. But we are here to work hard and try to achieve our ambitions."

With the new riches pouring into the Premier League, West Ham have been one of the main beneficiaries and that’s evident from their ability to prize Dimitri Payet away from Marseille.

Many in France have questioned why the France international would leave a team vying for Champions League football for West Ham, but the simple answer is ambition.

Financially, West Ham can now pay for those star players and the proposition of moving in to the Olympic Stadium will without doubt hand them an extra advantage in the transfer market.

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