Slaven Bilic states five positive things from West Ham’s draw

The Hammers boss said that his team showed character, spirit, quality, aggression and were quicker than Norwich.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has given his verdict on his side’s draw against Norwich, telling the club’s official website that his team had some positive elements to their play.

The Hammers have caused quite the stir this season on the road, beating Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City all away from the Boleyn Ground.

However, despite a home win over lowly Newcastle, West Ham’s form when hosting the opposition has been slightly disappointing so far.

It took a late Cheikhou Kouyate goal to salvage a point for the London outfit yesterday, as Norwich had fought back after Diafra Sakho’s first-half strike to find themselves 2-1 to the good.

Bilic has stated that his team should be applauded for a number of reasons, stating that West Ham showed character, spirit, quality, aggression and were quicker than the Canaries.

“I am pleased and we showed the character and the spirit,” he told the club’s official website.

“We showed the quality but I am not totally happy with the result as our objective in every home game is to win.

“In the last 15 minutes of the first half we were brilliant and scored a goal. We were aggressive and were quicker than them.

“We were close to scoring another one. Their keeper made the difference with a couple of great saves.

“I thought we would have more chances but then they scored. I am not flying but it is a good point for us.”

Bilic has created something of a buzz around West Ham, with the side looking in excellent position to move into the Olympic Stadium next season.

The Hammers face bottom side Sunderland at the Stadium of Light next weekend and will look to maintain their place in the top four with a positive result.

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