My team’s reaction has always been great, the level’s going to be amazing, we get to test ourselves against the best.”
“We’ve got to go out and play our football and see if these exciting new players adhere to our levels.”
“I’m loving the little local rivalry we’re developing with Tottenham, they’re a good team and the added emotion of the derby will make it very tough. It’s a big game.”
“Perfection is what we try to strive for, but perfection doesn’t really exist”.
“We always know that there are things we can fix, things we can get better at.”
“The very clear message from me is to keep our feet on the ground, keep working hard, keep our standards very high and we know that there is a lot of football to be played. With the strength of the league and the strength of the players coming into the league, we know that we need to be ready and prepared for every challenge.
“Reading and West Ham are very strong teams, and in the three years I’ve been here it’s been one of the toughest starts in terms of the quality of opposition that we’ve played against.”
How To Watch?
The match will be broadcast live on BBC Two on Saturday evening with a 5.15 kick-off time.