Bilic tells players to “leave their egos in bed”


Slaven-Bilic (1)Slaven Bilic has called for unity ahead of West Ham’s relegation showdown with Swansea City on Saturday, demanding his players ‘leave their egos in bed at home.’

The Mail reports that while he refuses to accept the team are in a  ‘do or die’ situation, and acknowledges their destiny remains firmly in their own hands, he won’t tolerate anyone who isn’t completely focused on the task at hand.

He said:  ‘I know we can do it and we have to put everything we have on the line.

‘We have to forget about egos, forget about who is going to start the game, forget who is going to score the goals. We have to leave our egos in our beds at home and be as one, totally.

‘I am not saying we weren’t before. But now more than ever to win a game.’

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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Good advice Slav, lets hope they listen to you COYI !

  • Roman says:

    What is the of point telling players to leave their egos in bed? When sheer ability and skill at the highest level are not part of the individuals dna then you are wasting your time.This team has been found out and it’s time Steptoe & son start improving the list.IMHO

    • Stratford E20 says:

      I disagree with you Roman. I think we have the best squad of players since the mid eighties. We have multi million pound players who are just not playing and fighting for each other as a team. The constant chopping and changing of players in different positions does not help. The way we are playing reminds me of Zola’s teams. We are very weak.

      • Roman says:

        Thank you E20.I will fight to the death your right to disagree with me.Just read Cowhead 13’s contribution and I agree with him.The buck stops with Bilic.

  • Cowhead13 says:

    We will know if he practices what he preaches when we see the selected team. It has been plain to supporters, pundits and just about everybody else that there are a couple of players that get selected and repeatedly fail to deliver but will appear again presumably because the managers ego won’t let him accept that he has been wrong.

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