No need for West Ham to panic, says manager Slaven Bilic

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The Hammers manager wants his side to rediscover what made them so good in the win over Arsenal.

Speaking to the club’s official website, West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has insisted that there is no need to panic despite a second successive home defeat.

The Hammers started the season in fine fashion with a 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates, courtesy of a fine defensive display coupled with excellent counter-attacking football.

However, since then they have struggled with them being beaten by both Leicester City and Bournemouth at home, with both games seeing them fall 2-0 down inside the first half.

Those defeats have caused great concern among the West Ham faithful, but Bilic insists there is no need to panic, as it’s still early days.

“I don’t like the position we’re in,” he told whufc.com.

“We’re not going to panic, it’s not time to panic, and it’s still early days. We have to change it; I have to change it now because it is up to us to turn things around. Last Saturday, Bournemouth were doing the basics from the first minute better than us.”

West Ham must rediscover good aspects from Arsenal victory

The boss also believes that his side certainly has the quality to perform better than they’ve shown in their last two outings.

The win over Arsenal was a demonstration of that, with his side looking solid defensively while also posing a significant attacking threat through the likes of summer signing Dimitri Payet.

And Bilic says they must rediscover those good aspects of their game from that win, calling for his side to find a brotherhood and react to their disappointment quickly.

“We have the quality; we have aspects of our game that are good,” he added.

“We showed that against Arsenal; we need to rediscover that. The first halves against Leicester and Bournemouth were just not good enough. We need to find that brotherhood if you like and have to react quickly.”

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