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West Ham attacker Lanzini: We're ready for Tottenham derby

West Ham attacker Manuel Lanzini says he's up for today's derby against Tottenham.

The No10, who has been back to his best in what is his seventh season as a West Ham player, would love to get one over Spurs and derail their ambitions yet again, just as he did when scoring the winner to end Tottenham's title hopes at London Stadium in May 2017.

He told the club's website: “It's going to be very difficult match. Of course, derbies are exceptional. They're not like other games. But I think we just need to go in taking the form that we have and continue to play in the same way.

“They're a very good team and led by a very good manager and they know how to approach this sort of match as well, of course, but so we just need to focus on ourselves, make sure we keep playing the same way that we have been, and no doubt we can pick up a victory and three points.

“Of course, winning is always the fundamental and most important thing and this match perhaps even more so. But it's one of those things that comes down to two sides.

“It's the performance that you put in and, of course, it's very important we go out to give the best show of ourselves, but a match like this also gets decided by the little details. Of course, it's critically important for us to get three points off Tottenham because that means we'll open up that gap a little bit more and that will help us in our quest for European football next year."

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