Slaven Bilic reminds West Ham United fans of his comments last month after Swansea draw

Slaven Bilic

West Ham United drew 0-0 with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium yesterday.

Slaven Bilic has reminded West Ham United fans of the message he gave them three weeks ago, on the club’s official site, after his side picked up a 0-0 draw with Swansea City.

After injuries struck, Bilic was keen to stress that the Hammers would need to work together to ensure that they kept up their good form.

And after a battling display helped them take a point pack from the Liberty Stadium yesterday, Bilic was keen to praise his squad’s spirit.

“I want to praise the team and I want to praise the players, especially as it was a team effort,” he said.

“If you remember what I said three or four weeks ago when the injuries hit us, I said the only way we could compensate was by producing a team performance and that is exactly what we have done in the last three games.”

West Ham’s match against Swansea was one which was starved of clear-cut chances, with both teams largely cancelling each other out.

Swansea had most of the possession in the contest, but Bilic’s men were well organised and deserved to keep a clean sheet for their defensive efforts.

West Ham had built their early season success upon the strength of their attacking play, but with Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet that spark has been lacking in recent weeks.

The Hammers have drawn their last three fixtures 0-0, and they are now winless in their last six outings.

West Ham currently sit in eighth place in the Premier League table.

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