Slaven Bilic has declared there is a great atmosphere around the training ground with everybody looking forward to tonight’s game against Manchester City.
And the manager has warned we can’t chase Pep Guardiola’s men around the pitch when beaten 5-0 in the FA Cup because “that’s exactly what they want you to do.”
Slav said: “There is a great atmosphere around our squad at the moment and on the training pitches, so we are looking forward to the game.
“In the 5-0 game, we started to chase them all over the pitch and that’s exactly what they want you to do. They can use that space behind and in-between your lines with pace and quality and they don’t miss the opportunities and chances they get from that.
The game was over in ten minutes – from 1-0 to 3-0 so quickly. We have spoken about tactics and we can’t give them that space in-between the lines again. If we give them space, we give it to them in front of us and we have talked about that. If we do that tonight, we have a chance.”