Declan Rice has said Jose Mourinho inspired West Ham to prove him wrong ahead of last weekend’s victory.
The Hammers grabbed a 2-1 league victory last Sunday, thanks to Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard’s goals.
"I read during the week that Mourinho said that, at the end of the season, there would be no comparison between where Spurs are going to be compared to West Ham and that they were going to overtake us," Rice told talkSPORT.
"You read stuff like that as players – I think he said it on the Spurs YouTube channel – you read that as players and you think, 'Yeah that is going to make me go out there and prove you wrong'.
"You go out there and you want to put out an even better performance, so I think all the lads knew that. We wanted to go out there yesterday and really beat Spurs,” concluded the English international.
Up next for the Hammers is a trip to Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.