World Cup Winning Hurst Lauds London Stadium

West Ham United legend Sir Geoff Hurst has hailed London Stadium as one of the best Stadia in the country, ahead of the Hammers’ fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night.

The 1966 World Cup Winner has been a staunch supporter of the Hammers’ move to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and celebrated the fans’ appetite for football in E20.

“I’ve been saying for years – the move to London Stadium is fantastic for the Club,” he said.

“The big issue was always whether we would fill the new stadium, having had 35,000 at Upton Park, and that worry has proven unfounded – we are getting nearly 60,000 every week.”

West Ham face Tottenham Hotspur under the London Stadium floodlights on Friday night, with kickoff scheduled for 8pm and Mauricio Pochettino’s men arrive knowing that three points will further aid their title ambitions ahead of the bulk of the weekend’s fixtures.

Hurst continued to add that throughout the 2017-18 Premier League season, London Stadium has gradually felt more and more like home to West Ham United and their fans, seeing an ever-improving atmosphere in line with better performances at E20.

“I know that some fans who go regularly have found it difficult to get used to the new surroundings and the differences with the Boleyn Ground,” he said.

“But atmosphere is linked to the performance of the team. I was at the Southampton game earlier in the season when we lost 3-0, and the reaction to that would have been no different at Upton Park!”

“It’s one of the best stadiums in the country. If we improve the team, improve results and push on, I think it will be fantastic for us.”


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