“The amount of chances we created here against a team who have conceded only one goal at home this season, especially when you add on top of that we were without four major players, puts me in a situation that I want and I have to praise the players for the team performance,
“It gives us belief that we’ve come here and created those chances without those players, definitely, but still we didn’t score a goal.
“What I’m saying is that this pattern is good for us because this is the only way that we can replace those players that we are missing and unfortunately we are going to miss for a few more games.”
The one negative was the first half injury to Victor Moses, which forced him off the field early.
Bilic said: “It’s still too early, but it doesn’t look good again. It’s a hamstring – he felt it and we had to take him off.