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Slaven: “It was a good result”


MarkNobleSlaven Bilic believes the Hammers earned a good result in Romania but believes they should have clinched the tie.

Speaking after the game he said: “It is a shame, but it is a good result. A couple of minutes before the goal we had a good counter with Marcus Browne but unfortunately we missed the target. Instead of 2-0, and probably killing the game, they get a corner and score.

“We hope we will win the second leg but this was a mixed side with senior and youngsters. It is a good result. We played with some young kids and it was a great experience for them.

“We only wanted to rest two or three players – the rest were out because they couldn’t play,” he told BT Sport.

“We wanted to put a strong team. Next week will be the strongest team available.”

And Mark Noble said: “To fly here and travel for an hour and a half to the ground and not get a win is disappointing but if we continue in the competition we will have to get used to that.”

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9 comments on “Slaven: “It was a good result”

  1. It wasn’t a good result, it was an adequate result, we should have finished the tie, also it was another match where they should have had 2 players sent off, seems if things even themselves out we will be in for the luckiest season ever.

  2. It was no more than a satisfactory result, and the performance was unsatisfactory. Too many no shows in an extremely indifferent display. We’d better no be so complacent or casual next week.

  3. Satisfactory,adequate,when you are playing a mix & match team you ain’t going to blow teams off the park.This was nowhere close to our first team.If it had been I would be concerned but it wasn’t so no dramas.

  4. It was exactly what every team wanted years ago when they played away not to loose and score a away goal,
    There are so many good things to come out of this game and with so many of our most influential players to come back in to the team we should feel better,
    We had new players playing well
    Old players back to better form
    Young players showing they are ready for the first 11
    And if the manager takes everything in he knows Valencia needs some form of change in his life,
    Now we need a positive game against Bournemouth and 3
    Points and show Wilson he made a big mistake,
    Well done lads now finish the job at home we need this Euro adventure for our squad so they all get playing time to keep them happy,
    Don’t sell Obiang we will need him

    • Not according to some fans bubs.Bilic has lost it & is clueless.Obviously that was the thoughts elsewhere.Your favourite other site.

      • No one takes any notice of the doughnuts on their match thread.Most of them go to it wearing size 20 shoes & flowers in their lapels that squirt water lol

    • Well said. Can’t believe all the *****ing and moaning recently.

  5. OK, there were some positives, Burke, Browne etc getting games and doing quite well.
    But we really lacked any cutting edge. It just felt like a pre-season friendly. I expect we will get through but now we have to put out a strong side 3 days before City away.
    A bit casual and careless, IMO.
    We really need a good game and result on Sunday to get our season started..

  6. What we need is a stable team with payet and lanzini in the side to give us some creativity,
    Its non existing at TY moment , we are not using our limited strengths to our advantage ,
    Tore and Antonio just need to be pumping balls from wide more often for the carols , and calleri to attack , until our two jewells come back expect much of the same !!
    Valencia and noble are below par and need to buck up ?
    This astra mob have been struggling big Time this year , we actually made them look good,
    Especially second half ,
    My view is still the same , we need a top C/H a right back to make byrum challenge him and a defencive m/f player who can actually play football , ?? With pace ! Lol.
    We are cursed with these frustrating injuries ! Its taking its affect on the stability of the team
    And like it or not its something we have to accept !!

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