West Ham will not get carried away despite impressive form, says Slaven Bilic

Slaven Bilic

The manager is insistent that the losses to Bournemouth and Leicester City were not from a lack of motivation.

Speaking to the club’s official website, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has insisted nobody at the club will get carried away despite their strong start to the season.

The Hammers are currently unbeaten away in the Premier League so far this season, with their 3-1 win at Crystal Palace the latest impressive away victory after wins against Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City already.

It was an impressive performance against the Eagles, who are also soaring high at the beginning this season having enjoyed a strong start to the season themselves.

The win for Bilic’s side saw them move up to fourth in the Premier League table but Bilic has insisted nobody in his side will be getting carried away as a result.

“My staff and I are just trying to do a good job and the only thing that is sure is that we are not going to get carried away,” Bilic told whufc.com.

“We will continue to work hard and do our best. It’s going to be up and down of course but we are very confident. We are trying to make every game as important as the others.”

While Bilic’s side have been impressive away from home, their form at Upton Park has been less solid.

The Hammers were disappointing earlier in the campaign as they lost to Leicester City and newly promoted Bournemouth, while also drawing with Norwich in their home games.

Those defeats were highly disappointing for the side, with some questioning they may have come as a result of a lack of motivation. Bilic though, insists that isn’t the case.

“I really don’t think our two defeats against Leicester and Bournemouth were down to a lack of motivation,” he added.

“We made a few mistakes in the first half against those teams, who were very energetic and play on reactions, and they punished us. To be fair in both of those games we made a reaction better than Arsenal and Liverpool did against us.”

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