Slaven Bilic: This is what I tell my West Ham players every day

West Ham have started the season in incredible form.

West Ham have started the campaign in impressive style, sitting in the top four after six games, and head coach Slaven Bilic has told the Standard the message he gives to his players every day to ensure they stay grounded.

Bilic said: “The main thing now — and I tell the players this every day — is that there is nothing wrong in gaining confidence, growing as a team and as individuals after winning games. Don’t hide that confidence but they should never forget what they need to do out on the pitch.”

The Hammers have picked up four wins and two losses from six games so far this term, defeating Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, away from home, in the process.

Although poor defeats to Leicester and Bournemouth have shown the Irons are not infallible, there is quality and depth through their squad, and, in Bilic, they look to have a coach who knows how to inspire and manage at the top level of the game.

This impressive run has obviously built confidence throughout the side, and Bilic has admitted that he tells his players to stay grounded every day, ensuring that they don’t forget the basics of winning matches, even if they have proved they can.

They showed earlier this week that trouble can still find them, falling down to Leicester in the League Cup, despite having defeated City just days earlier. The Hammers failed to complete the basic jobs they have done so well this season, and this is exactly what Bilic wants to ensure his players don’t do.

The Premier League returns this weekend, with West Ham hosting Norwich at home, and it is almost guaranteed that Bilic has drilled this message into his players as he looks to recover from the loss to Leicester with the Hammers second home win of the season.

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