Bilic’s ‘dirty work’ call


2546Slaven Bilic is still reflecting on the Watford experiene but has sent an upbeat message to the fans.

With Everton at the weekend he declared: “We have learnt that lesson now and I see no reason why we should not come back the way we played before. ”

And he explained to “Manchester City will beat you with class but someone like Watford are better at the ‘dirty work’ than them so you need to match them and that is something we did not do on Saturday. We were nowhere what is required to win those kind of games.

“You are going to lose game as it is the Premier League. Apart from the first ten minutes, when Watford approached us with a lot of respect, and we had a lot of the ball.

“But when they smelt that we were not penetrating them enough and a lot of our movement and passing was backwards then they smelt the opportunity to come up and go with us.

“But Number one thing we have to do is run together as a team, do the dirty work and win second balls. If we are like that then we have a chance against any team.”

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  • Michael Miller says:

    Yes, it’s a big game against Everton – I saw them against Sunderland yesterday and it was a bit like a basketball match but they have a couple of good players and Lukaku is a beast.

    This game can the really important one in West Ham’s season, showing whether the good start can be maintained or whether we’re going to struggle for the rest of the Season.

    Sakho, with his pace and energy is vitally important – Carroll was badly exposed against Watford, his future looks really limited!

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