It’s fair to say West Ham fans have been revelling in the fact they finished above London rivals Tottenham last season and are now playing in a higher-ranked European competition.
As David Moyes guided the Hammers to a top-six finish and place in this season’s Europa League stages, Spurs fans had to settle with seeing their side finish seventh and a spot in the newly founded UEFA Conference League.
To make things a little sweeter in east London, Spurs have had a woeful start to this season while West Ham are unbeaten in Europe and currently in the top four of the Premier League. Spurs are 9th in the top-flight, are three points off the top of their UEFA Conference League group and have recently sacked manager Nuno Espirito Santo after just four months in charge.
So with all of that considered, it was somewhat confusing to see one Spurs account on Twitter have a dig at the Hammers on Thursday night after they narrowly scraped past Vitesse Arnhem 3-2 in north London while the Hammers were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw in Genk after conceding a late Tomas Soucek own goal.
The fan’s tweet says “Winning on Thursday isn’t for everyone is it, ‘ey West Ham?”
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) November 4, 2021
Of course, it’s only a tongue in cheek dig and perhaps even an ironic nod at how far Spurs have fallen that they’re now competing at a lower level than the Hammers, but it’s also ironic given West Ham are still unbeaten on Thursdays this season (winning three before Thursday’s draw), while Spurs lost their away trip to Vitesse just a couple of weeks ago. Oops.
Spurs now have Antonio Conte in charge and will therefore be expecting to be competitive again. Perhaps they can build on such a historic victory over Vitesse Arnhem and start putting a run of results together in the Premier League to try and close the five-point gap between themselves at the Hammers?