Slaven Bilic has sent a big thank you to the fans ahead of the last game of the season at Burnley this afternoon.
And he has given his thoughts on the campaign which has left so many disappointed but insisting he has seen people’s true characters in the bad times.
He said: “Last season was great and it was easy and everybody wanted to give each other a high five and all that, but when you are going through the tough times, you see people’s real character.
Even last season, we had a patch before Christmas when we had eight injuries at the same time, when we went on a long run when we didn’t win a match, but we didn’t lose either.
I thought to myself and said to my staff that was great, because when the other players come back, we are going to be good – and so it turned out.
That was a very important part of the season. This year also, you build your character the best during the tough spells and tough times in every walk of life.
Now, we have had those tough times and with the quality of players we have, the addition of some more this summer, some better performances, and avoiding so many injuries next season, we can be good again.
Before then, we have one more match to play this season and we will try our best to win it.
While some people say it is a ‘dead rubber’, there is no such thing in the Premier League. Every position is worth £1.9m in prize money, so a win and finishing a few places higher can help us when it comes to the transfer window this summer.
Thank you all again for your support this season. I have always known how special the West Ham United fans are, and you have proved that again and helped us get over the obstacles that were in our way.
Enjoy the game and enjoy your summer!”
I knew he would not have the plums to give Declan Rice a start though.That mauling a while back in the FA cup at Forest has a lot to do with the reluctance to blood some of the academy players.We are not asking for 5 or 6 to be put in..
So he didn’t have the plums to give Rice a start then H64 but in a previous post you were telling other fans to be patient.
Perhaps his plums feel a bit squeezed right now and i wonder if yours were getting crushed you to would have the cajones to do it.
Its easy to have big ******** sat on a site isnt it when it doesnt effect your job.