The former West Ham United player, Iain Dowie, has said that Sam Allardyce would be very happy to face Tottenham Hotspur first up during the 2014-15 Premier League
The performance of West Ham United against Tottenham Hotspur in the last season was quite good. They had defeated the Spurs three times, twice in the Premier League and once in the Capital One Cup.
The win that West Ham secured against Tottenham at White Hart Lane towards the end of the last year was their first at that venue in more than a decade.
Now, the FA has given the Hammers an early opportunity to continue their good form against Tottenham by slotting their first league game of the upcoming season against the North Londoners.
Speaking in a Television show recently, Dowie who played for West Ham for about 4 years said, “Sam would have already started thinking about that game I reckon. Tottenham, on the other hand, would not have done that. They would not be that much excited about taking West Ham on first up especially after the recent results.”
West Ham United had finished the last season at the 13th position in the league table with 40 points. Some of the West Ham supporters were not satisfied by this performance of the team and they were asking for Allardyce to be handed axe, but, the owners of the club backed the manager the other day and confirmed that he would remain in charge.
When asked how Allardyce has done as West Ham boss in the last few years, Dowie said, “He’s been fantastic for them I would say and I don’t get at all why he is being criticized so much. The team has done alright in the last couple of seasons.”