The Hammers did the unthinkable and scored three goals in just 15 minutes to come back from a 2-0 deficit against Tottenham.
West Ham United head coach Slaven Bilić hailed his players after they produced a tremendous come back against Spurs to seal a spot in the EFL Cup quarter-finals. The Hammers entered the second half losing 2-0 to Spurs, but they fought their way back into the game and even turned things around in their favour. Two goals from André Ayew put thinks back to level while Angelo Ogbonna’s header gave West Ham the lead and wrapped up the final 3-2.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Bilić stated: “We did not penetrate Spurs enough, were not good in the final third and we said things about what we should do when they and ourselves have the ball.”
The Hammers boss, however, acknowledged the effort of his players and lauded their performance as well as spirit: “We reacted in the most brilliant way. To score three goals against them, who do not concede goals, then be brave and compact and good on the ball, we deserved it and it is a big boost for us.
“Goals are always key; they give the whole team energy. [First] we did not want to concede the third and then [we wanted to] score ourselves. We did that and had more confidence, it gave us rhythm and they got out of rhythm. We kept going, kept pressing and in the second half were closer in midfield to Alli and Sissoko, who are good at breaking forward. It was a really very good team performance.”