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Fonte: that one's for the fans!


Filed: Monday, 8th May 2017
By: Staff Writer


West Ham defender Jose Fonte has dedicated Friday's night's win over Tottenham to the Hammers supporters.

And Fonte, who starred in the 1-0 win that effectively ended Tottenham's title hopes also revealed that he was finally feeling at home in Slaven Bilic's new system, which allows the Portuguese to play along two fellow central defenders.




"It was a great night,Ē the 33-year-old told whufc.com. ďWhen we play like this as a team and work hard, itís very difficult to beat us. "Well done to us and well done to the fans, who created an unbelievable atmosphere. They helped us to win the game and this win is for them.

"Iím pleased for these last few results and Iím pleased the fans have supported us. If the fans want to, they can make it hell for the opponents and thatís what they did on Friday. They were loud, they were intense and we felt it Ė goosebumps. Well done to the fans, because they were massive and this win is for them.

"We have found a good system and weíve been excellent in the last four games, so Iím pleased, because as a defender itís good to keep clean sheets. The three points are always more important, but the clean sheet matters to me!

"When we play like this as a team and work hard, itís very difficult to beat us."

Meanwhile fellow defender Aaron Cresswell - who only played on Friday night as a result of Arthur Masuaku's injury - insisted it was good to give the fans some reward for their unwavering support in what has proved to be a difficult season.




"The fans put bums on seats every week," he added. they're there in their numbers so it's nice to give something back and it's nights like this that I'm sure they enjoy. When the game finished I was with Nobes and Ginge and you're looking at the crowd, seeing how happy they are and singing and dancing after the game.

"That's what you live for as footballers."





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