With new boss Mauricio Pochettino's arrival, Tottenham are set for a nail-biting London derby against West Ham United on Saturday.
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The Hammers defeated their neighbors three times last season -- twice in the league and once in the League Cup -- scoring seven goals, but Pochettino is confident in his squad's capability to overcome West Ham at Upton Park.
"We want to improve every time, but we need to learn," Pochettino told Premier League Productions on Thursday. "We know we need time to improve our new system, our new philosophy, but we are very happy at the moment.
"We [must] improve quickly and the most important thing is we are ready to play and compete."
Tottenham have shown signs of improvements and got through preseason unbeaten. Spurs are definitely aiming to improve their position on the table after their sixth-place finish in the 2013-14 season.
The Hammers are looking to dominate over Spurs, following the previous season's 3-0 victory that will be remembered for a lineup without a striker in their formation.
"It was fantastic for us to beat our old rivals three times last year," West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said. "But they are a top side and we'll have to hit the ground running. We'll have to hit top form from the first minute to the last.
"It's a very exciting fixture for the players, the fans and everybody else surrounding West Ham. A big local derby to start the season off and hopefully we can reproduce the performance that we did for the last game at home last year.
"Every game is important, whether it's the first or the last. If it goes as well as the last one did I'll be very, very happy on Saturday. It is a new season, they have a new manager. He'll assess the players he's got -- he's brought some new players in, we've got some new players in, so it's a completely different scenario."
Team News: Tottenham: Pochettino has major fitness concerns for no less than seven players. Kyle Walker is suffering from a pelvis problem, while Michael Dawson (ankle) and Vlad Chiriches (back) are doubts. Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Nacer Chadli and Paulinho joined training late due to the World Cup, and might not feature.
West Ham: the home side have their injury issues with striker Andy Carroll ruled out, while winger Matt Jarvis (thigh) is also unavailable. New signing Enner Valencia might also miss out.
Key men: Tottenham Hotspur: Christian Eriksen was Tottenham's Player of the Year and will be looking to make his mark on the field. He will play behind the striker for the visitors and will provide for his frontman.
West Ham United: New signing Cheikhou Kouyate could prove to be tough competition for Eriksen. Signed from Belgian champions Anderlecht, Kouyate has already made a big impression in preseason with his all-action style of play.
Expected lineups: Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Davies, Capoue, Paulinho, Townsend, Eriksen, Lamela, Soldado.
West Ham United: Adrian, Reid, Tomkins, Demel, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Diame, Nolan, Downing, Zarate.