‘He is one of the hardest competitors of all’ Moyes praises Mourinho

Sat 20 February 2021 | 6:30

West Ham boss has praised Jose Mourinho ahead of his team’s Premier League clash against Tottenham.

The Hammers

are currently enjoying a great run of form as they have managed to win three of their last five league games. David Moyes’ side are in fifth place on the table while

Jose Mourinho

’s Tottenham are in ninth place. The Spurs have been struggling to get results and have lost four of their last five league games. Ahead of his team's Sunday match against Tottenham,

David Moyes

says he won’t overlook Mourinho’s high-qualities as a coach.

"I have to say throughout my managerial career, especially when I came into the Premier League and Jose came, he has been probably one of the hardest competitors of all,"

Moyes said ahead of his side’s Sunday match against the Spurs.

"He has always been very good, hard to play against and his teams are great.

"Whenever he decides to finish up, he will go down as one of most winning managers of all time."

Asked about the Hammers’ 3-3 result against Tottenham in their last battle, Moyes responded:

"To come from 3-0 down, I am sure there are plenty who have done that in their career, but to come from 3-0 down, with 10 minutes to go against Tottenham Hotspur takes some doing,

"I certainly can't remember it in my career or as a football manager (happening). It was a great achievement the players got.

"Sometimes you need a result like that to get you going and get momentum going and belief. I am sure we took a lot of belief from coming back."

Moyes believes a win against one of the traditional top clubs will help West Ham in their way to secure a top spot on the table.

"It would be really significant if we can because it would keep us pushing on in the position we are in.

"Let's not kid ourselves on, we are only new to this. We are the new kids on the block. We are trying to challenge and hang in.

"If we can stay on the coat-tails of the clubs above us, who knows where it might go. What I would say is the players have done a brilliant job and we are challenging every game.

"We might not win every game but we are certainly having a go and trying to make our mark."

source: SportMob