By Alex Beard

28th Feb, 2020 | 12:22pm

Tottenham legend takes cheeky dig at West Ham

With Millwall having endured a prolonged absence from the top flight, West Ham United haven’t really had a proper rivalry to revel in recently.

The Lions and the Hammers have been in different divisions for quite some time now, depriving us of one of the most passionate rivalries in British football.

So the east London outfit have instead had to look elsewhere for some sort of rivalry – although nothing can replicate the heat between them and Millwall.

For whatever reason, their ire has often fallen on their fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspur.

It seems that certain Spurs alumni also have something of a sore spot when it comes to the Irons.

That’s certainly the case for Tottenham legend Graham Roberts, who take the opportunity on Thursday to direct a dig at West Ham.

talkSPORT reporter Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams had posted the following on his personal Twitter account: “Amazing…Calleri couldnt hit a cow’s backside with a banjo at @WestHam yet gets a hat-trick tonight as wins Espanyol beat @Wolves 3-2 on the night, but @Wolves progress to the last 16 6-3 on aggregate.”

Roberts was quick to reply: “He’s playing with better players now . Haha,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.

What is Roberts on about?

He’s just taking shots which, if you’re familiar with his Twitter account at all, you will know is a fairly regular thing.

It’s clear that Calleri is not playing with better players in this Espanyol team than he was when he was at West Ham.

The La Liga side are five points adrift of safety at the very bottom of the table in Spain, so they’re not a good team at all.

Calleri was woeful for the Hammers, but he’s not been very good for Espanyol either. His hat-trick against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday only made it five strikes for the season for him.

In other West Ham news, it has been confirmed that a first team star is facing significant time on the sidelines.