West Ham boss, David Moyes, was delighted with their 2-1 defeat of Tottenham.
The Irons jumped to a 2-0 lead via Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard before Lucas Moura hit a consolation for the visitors.
Moyes said: “A great win for us. A tough opponent. Things like possession we feel we can be better. Let’s not get carried away totally, we still have some things to do but simple things like hunger and the desire to succeed can cover other things as well.
“I think if we’d had a bit more care we could have got 2-0 up at one point but we didn’t quite do that.
“He [Soucek] is a manager’s dream. He is somebody who wants to play, really humble and enjoying being here.
“Jesse has been a very good player, we shouldn’t take that away. He has had a difficult year. He has given us something else and helped us get better.
“We have only done half a job. If we continue this way we will be close. I don’t want to be negative in any way.
“We are enjoying it but are also not going to be daft. We will keep calm and hopefully keep pushing the teams at the top.
“West Ham have always had bits where they’ve won some big games but what they want is consistency and I think we have consistency. This club badly needs a level where they are not around the bottom. This time last year you were asking me if we can avoid relegation so it is a great feeling that is gone.
“There is always a first for everything and Jose Mourinho has had great teams. He is up there with elite managers but sometimes football can get you results like it did today.”