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Bilic addresses two key issues

BilicSlaven Bilic has addressed two key issues so far in the pre-Spurs press conference art Rush Green today.

And he has not been shy in proclaiming that he’s delighted to see skipper Mark Noble available – although whether he starts will depend on how Pedro Obiang reacts to a pulled muscle over the next couple of days.

Bilic said: “It is important to have Mark always, not just this game, he is our skipper.

He gives us shape, discipline and it is great to have him back in the team. Where is he going to fit? He is important to us.”

And the issue concerning Javier Hernandez was also addressed with Bilic adding: “OK, he is not playing closest to opponents goal but then we are playing with those three strikers, he is not playing wide.”

Bilic believes the team is now very much on the right track after three clean sheets declaring: “We have stabilised. We went step by step, sorting out basic things. The confidence is back, we want to build on that now.”

And he is delighted with the three clean sheets saying: “The class is permanent but the confidence can vary during games, the season, whatever.

The results, clean sheets, 4 points, 3-0 against Bolton, it has all helped. Suddenly we are better on the ball, more compact, it’s all linked.”

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4 comments on “Bilic addresses two key issues

  1. Bc we went back 3 same as last season. One would have thought we would have started with it.
    But we have to press and attack as well. I think Noble is important to team even if its on the bench squad player
    But is statement about Noble was confusing ..
    Does it mean he starts when fit??? Or is just need

  2. Noble must not start . He is not important to the team , he is a liability . He is holding us back and stopping a kid with talent from playing . He huffs and puffs around the centre circle like a tired old tug boat . He is bl–dy awful . COYI

  3. Surly he has got this speech all wrong.

    Playing Hernandez out of position is a waste of his talents and the transfer fee, this team selection and formation stinks to me. Reading between the lines someone else decided on buying him not Slav, now little Dildo has told him to accommodate him somewhere within team. As for Noble, god help us if he plays against Spurs because he will be slowly chasing shadows all nigh they will run him into the ground. The only thing Noble now offers is big gaps in the midfield when missing tackle after tackle and failing to close down opposition. With the opposition midfield free to run at our defenders its going to be embarrassing and could be another 4 goal thrashing.

    • Well Slav himself came out saying he has been after Chicharito for 2 years and even Chicharito admitted it. You can tell when it is a Bilic pick bc he talks about it in Media. He wanted him but didn’t think AC would be fit.
      Now we have 3 for strikers all w different styles.
      But I think Chicharito should be up front he has scored 2 and its when we press. AC is good at hold up play but he has had his go for 5 seasons and think he should be used as a Sub to keep him healthy.
      The board wanted Kelechi. Bilic was adamant about Chicarito Marko Zab and Hart not Sead and of course WC who we didn’t get.
      And unfortunately Obiang could miss

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