Bilic explains why he won't always lay into West Ham stars

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic feels it's a fine balance knowing when to rip into his players.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has explained on the club’s official website that he feels he has to be reasonable over when he lays into his players.

The Hammers found themselves 2-0 down, eventually suffering a 2-1 defeat against Leicester over the weekend as the side failed to back up their superb display against Arsenal on the opening day of the season.

However, Bilic has suggested that sometimes managers have to resist the urge to rip into their players, because of the way the opposition may have earned their right to be in front.

“I wasn’t angry at half-time. You have to be reasonable, I can’t be angry if they scored a good goal, and their second was a good goal,” he told

“But I can’t accept that too many times, we weren’t doing the basics, and that makes it much harder. If you don’t win the first ball, you have to run, 20, 40 metres back to recover and that is a waste of energy.”

Learn a lesson and sharpen up

It’s important for West Ham to view the Leicester game, learn what needs to be better and carry that forward as they look to forget about the defeat.

It’s clear that the Hammers have talent and the ability to win big games, but they need to show it consistently, avoiding complacency each time they play well against one of the best teams in the division.

That consistency will allow the side to climb the table, eventually consolidating in an impressive position before the move to the Olympic Stadium.

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