West Ham midfielder Flynn Downes has praised the growing team confidence in recent weeks ahead of our clash with Spurs this weekend.

David Moyes’ side travel to the North of the city to face our bitter rivals on Sunday following what has so far been a positive run of form since the start of the new year.

Our Hammers go into the fixture now unbeaten in the last four matches, which have seen hard fought battles against both Newcastle and Chelsea – which is creating a sense of optimism around East London.

Downes, who is fast becoming a key cog in the Moyes machine at West Ham, has praised his teammates for showing character and grit which has suddenly made our Irons a tough opponent once again.

“If you look at the last couple of performances, we have been very good, very solid,” the West Ham player and fan told the clubs Official Website. 

“Everyone has got a bit of confidence. “It rubs off in training as well, the last couple of weeks of training has been very good. Going out on Saturday, you can see we are a lot more together.”

The trip to face Tottenham this Sunday presents David Moyes the chance to really get the mood and confidence at West Ham fully up and running, with Antonio Contes side struggling of late for consistency.

Downes is fully aware of the importance and expects the recent momentum to be carried into our next London derby, with all connected with the club hoping another positive performance and result can be realised.

“We started a bit slow, but I think momentum is building and we can take that into next weekend,” added Hammers midfielder.

“We have just got to keep it going now, got to keep this momentum building, get a few wins, and I think we will be good.”