Issa Diop comments on beating Tottenham Hotspur last season with West Ham United

Issa Diop of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on November 22, 2018 in Romford, England.

West Ham United defender Issa Diop reportedly turned down Tottenham Hotspur to move to the London Stadium last summer.

Harry Kane of Spurs has his shirt pulled by Issa Diop of West Ham during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on October 20, 2018 in...

Issa Diop has told West Ham United’s official website that he loved beating Tottenham Hotspur last season.

West Ham were the first away side to win in Tottenham’s new stadium, when they made the short trip to their London rival’s home in April.

West Ham beat Mauricio Pochettino’s men 1-0 on that occasion, with Michail Antonio scoring the only goal of the game.

And Diop admits that beating Tottenham was his own personal highlight of the campaign.


“If I had to pick on highlight from my first year, it would be Tottenham away. That was a great game, and for me it was the best because we were the first team to score and to win in their new stadium, against a big rival too,” the centre-back said.

Diop was impressive for West Ham against Tottenham, with one driving run forward particularly memorable.

Issa Diop of West Ham gestures during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on September 16, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

That performance from the Frenchman is likely to be one of the reasons why Manchester United are now chasing him.

West Ham are said to want £75 million for Diop by the Daily Telegraph, with Manuel Pellegrini rating him very highly.

That valuation and Diop’s comments may sting more for Tottenham fans, as it has been claimed in the Daily Mirror the he turned them down before signing for West Ham last summer.

Issa Diop of West Ham United and Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April...

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