‘Spurs not out for West Ham revenge’

London: Mauricio Pochettino says revenge is not on the minds of Tottenham Hotspur’s players as his team prepare for a potentially feisty London derby at West Ham United on Saturday.
Spurs’ hopes of winning last season’s Premier League title were all but ended when they went down to a 1-0 defeat at the London Stadium in May.
But despite an early defeat by Chelsea at their temporary home ground of Wembley, Spurs are in fifth spot in the early table and Pochettino says they have moved on from last season’s disappointment.
“We were very frustrated and disappointed,” the Tottenham manager said. “We were fighting for the Premier League. It wasn’t our best performance but now is a different season and different circumstance. We are so excited to play and try to win three points.
“You know very well derbies are special games. It means more than only three points when you play Arsenal, West Ham and Chelsea. They will be very motivated. That is why it is not important what happened last week or before.”
Tottenham will have left-back Ben Davies available again for selection after an ankle injury and have reported no fresh concerns. Pochettino, who hopes to be fighting for the Premier League title for the third season in a row, has rejected suggestions from former Spurs manager Tim Sherwood that star striker Harry Kane will leave the club if he does not win a trophy this season.
“Harry is one of the best strikers in the world,” he said. “Many people talk about him winning trophies for Harry to stay here with us. It is all very clear with Harry as people recognise his value. — AFP