Spurs ace has kind words for West Ham ahead of Sunday’s clash

West Ham United have surprised many this season according to Tottenham Hotspur ace Ben Davies.

Tottenham Hotspur fullback Ben Davies feels West Ham United are still in the race for a top four spot and believes only a top performance from his side will down them on Sunday, The Sun report.

Spurs entertain the Hammers on Sunday in a London clash which may be regarded as one of the most important in recent seasons.

Sam Allardyce’s men have been out of form lately and with just two wins in their previous ten Premier League encounters many observers feel they no longer pose a threat to their top four rivals.

Davies, however, feels the recent dismissal of the East Londoners is harsh and told reporters for The Sun that he still considers them Spurs’ rivals in the race for a Champions League spot next season.

“Are they one of our rivals for a Champions League place? Yeah, I think so and a win will really push us another step above them,” he explained.

“But they’ve surprised everybody this year and we’re aware we’ve got to put in another good performance to get a win.”

Are West Ham United still in the race for a top four spot?

Their current league standing of eighth spot added with the closeness of teams vying for a top four spot would indicate that the Upton Park outfit still have a shot at finishing in the top four.

However, their recent form reflects a team struggling for results rather than their opponents on Sunday who have won an impressive seven Premier League games in their previous ten encounters.

Aside from their apparent lack of form, the recent loss of star striker Andy Carroll to injury will only hamper their goal threat and subsequent chances of regaining their early-season success.

The Hammers’ chances of making the top four are slim at best, but with fixtures against Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City remaining, they still have a big role to play in the final standings this season.

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