Noble explains why players are still getting to know Slaven Bilic

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble feels that some of the squad are still adjusting to the methods of manager Slaven Bilic.

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble has told the club’s official website why he feels the club’s players are still getting to know manager Slaven Bilic.

Noble has suggested that relationships between the boss and some of his players are still developing and improving because of the way the club’s pre-season schedule panned out.

“We’re getting to know Slaven more and more. With the pre-season we had, the Europa League and a lot of friendlies, the team wasn’t together for a long time, probably longer then the manager would’ve wanted to,” he told

“But it’s only the second game of the season, apart from the 20 minute spell I thought we played well and there are plenty of positives to take.”

Some common sense over West Ham and Bilic’s start

It’s far too early to make cast iron judgements over West Ham and the way Bilic is interacting with the club’s key players.

It’s vital that he works closely with the more experienced players, as well as the talented youngsters at the club, so he can get that perfect balance of individuals making up his team.

Bilic also has a very specific philosophy, which he’s trying to brand onto this current crop of West Ham players, which is going to take time.

As Noble suggests, there are certain players in the squad who have spent more time working with the manager and those players have a responsibility to try and help their teammates get the messages the manager is putting across, executing them effectively.

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