Bilic calls on 60,000 of us tomorrow!


stadiumSlaven Bilic has issued a rallying cry to every single Hammer declaring that ” our destiny is in the hands of us all.”

He said:“Now we have to think only about the team. We’re not only the team of eleven – we’re a team of nearly 60,000, plus the 18, plus the staff, plus the players not involved. Every single person’s aim is to win the game.

“If the fans see us closing down, if they see us running, if they see us doing everything, they are going to give us a big boost.

“It’s our job to keep the fans behind us for the whole game, because they are going to be nervous too. It’s in our hands

“As a team, we can walk around and say we have got confidence, but of course individually it can’t be great after five defeats.

“What we have got is belief. And if you have belief you can get your confidence back. Belief is different to confidence.”

“Of course, when you lose like [Swansea did against Tottenham], that is a killer. We did the same at White Hart Lane – we were leading 2-1 with a couple of minutes to go and then lost 3-2. That’s a killer.

“It will be extremely difficult [on Saturday]. I rate Swansea and I rate Paul Clement. But they are below us and our aim is to win.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Has the capacity been increased to 60000 I missed that, where is Sean, Hugh we need an FOI request put in or Slav knows something we are not yet privvy too ? I cant wait for tomorrow, the team better not disappoint us again COYI !!!

  • ironswatch says:

    if the players put in the effort and fight every step of the way we will get behind you if they play like a bunch of ***** we will not end of story

  • bubbles says:

    Bilic must pick the right team . Noble must not start . Fernandez desreves his chance and has the pace we are lacking when the headless chicken plays . COYI

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