Pedro Obiang says Slaven Bilic’s calm approach is his biggest strength

The West Ham United midfielder says January will be the time for them to set their targets.

Speaking to Spanish news outlet Marca, West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang says manager Slaven Bilic’s calm nature is his biggest strength.

Bilic replaced Sam Allardyce at Upton Park over the summer, as the club’s hierarchy sought to take the club in a new direction.

It has been a successful fresh start as well, with the club currently sitting third in the Premier League table after 10 games, with victories against Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea under their belts.

Bilic has been getting praise from all angles as a result, and Obiang says his biggest strength is his relaxed approach, which has allowed him to implement his ideas gradually into the side.

“He takes everything calmly, he almost never shouts,” he told Marca.

“His football idea is being implemented gradually. At the moment he is adapting it to the team’s capabilities, but I think that he would like to play more attractive football. Bilic has lots of character and the results are starting to show. In every game we are doing more.”

The Hammers’ strong start to the season has naturally got everyone talking, with fans dreaming of potential Champions League qualification.

They enjoyed a similar start last season, only to fall away in the second half of the campaign as injuries and poor form took their toll on Allardyce’s squad.

And when asked if West Ham have any goals for this season, Obiang says that they do not, insisting that January will be the time for them to set their targets for the campaign.

“No, the start of last season was similar, .We are a humble team. If in January we are still there, then it will be the time to set new objectives,” he added.

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