Tottenham Hotspur not aiming for revenge against West Ham, says Mauricio Pochettino

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The Hammers host Tottenham tomorrow afternoon and will take confidence from the fact that they managed to beat their London rivals in the corresponding fixture last season, ending their hopes of winning the Premier League title in the process.

Tottenham manager Pochettino had taken a 49-strong group of players and club staff out for a mid-week meal at a London steak restaurant to strengthen the bond within the squad.

On the quality of star striker Harry Kane, the Pochettino said: "I've told you Harry's one of the best strikers in the world, and that's the confirmation - how people around the world see him". "It was a big disappointment to us", Pochettino said.

Being dismissed did not make for a happy first Premier League start for Aurier. "But if you are a very good player and can play very well in different positions, there are more possibilities for him to play".

"The worldwide break we will have all the players away so it will be difficult to prepare and work hard to try to engage everything".

"You know very well derbies are special games".

Despite playing his final Premier League game for West Ham on January 2nd 2017, no Hammers' player has assisted (6) or created as many goalscoring chances (74) as Dimitri Payet since the start of 2016-17 in the competition.

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Spurs have been boosted by the news that Ben Davies has recovered from an ankle injury and will return on the left but Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Erik Lamela remain out.

"It is so important to manage him properly", explained Pochettino, who joked at the beginning of last season that Spurs "do not exist" without Dembele.

Roberts was impressed with the performance of the Wales global, as well as with the display produced by England worldwide striker Harry Kane, who scored twice in the visitors' 3-2 victory. Manager Slaven Bilic will be hoping for the run to continue, but it would be a huge task for them to get anything out of the game against Spurs.

"I just want to score against every team. Tim has a right to speak about Tottenham and Harry".

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is under enormous pressure already this season, with his side having started the campaign in abysmal fashion.

A 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town earlier this month handed the Hammers their first points of the season, and they added one more to their tally during a dour goalless draw with West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

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