Slaven Bilic highlights three areas where Tottenham outclassed West Ham

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Tottenham Hotspur defeated West Ham United 4-1 on Sunday.

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic pulled no punches following his side’s 4-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur as he simply stated how the opposition were much better, the BBC reports.

Spurs and the Hammers headed into their encounter at White Hart Lane level on points and both eyeing the possibility of bridging the gap between themselves and the top four.

In what was billed as a close encounter, it proved far from it as Spurs were rampant and thoroughly outclassed their opponents on the way to a domiannt 4-1 victory.

Speaking after the game to the BBC, Bilic had no qualms over the result and highlighted three key areas in which Spurs simply had the edge over his side.

“The performance matches the result to be fair. They were better than us. They were more a team. They were, especially physically, quicker and stronger and better in transitions,” Bilic explained.

“To be fair of course we played a really bad game but they played a really good game and we have to give some credit for this.

"They wanted it more today than in a normal game, but we simply were not good enough to get anything out of that game, other than being defeated."

Bilic pinpointed beforehand how Spurs’ strengths were their incredible energy levels and ability to press high up the pitch and that was evident within the first few minutes of the game.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side exerted plenty of pressure off the ball and West Ham just couldn’t deal with it as they were forced into mistakes and tired in terms of tracking runners off the ball.

Harry Kane scored twice, Toby Alderweireld notched from a set-piece and there was even time for Kyle Walker to get in on the act, the right-back charging forward to finish with aplomb.

West Ham have had a superb campaign to date and shouldn’t take the defeat too badly. Spurs, on the other hand, have now gone 12 league games unbeaten and look a good bet for a top four finish.

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