Slaven Bilic claims West Ham won't falter after questions about last season's collapse

Slaven Bilic won't let West Ham down tools before the end of the season.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has told The Mirror that he won't let his players put the season to bed early after Saturday's 2-2 draw with Norwich City.

The Hammers fell 2-0 down at Carrow Road as Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan both struck for Norwich, before West Ham mounted a superb comeback.

Goals from Dimitri Payet and Mark Noble inside three second half minutes rescued a point for West Ham, who remain in the hunt for European qualification.

Bilic's men sit seventh in the Premier League table, just one point behind fifth placed Manchester United, meaning Europa League football is well within reach.

However, there was a similar situation last season. West Ham enjoyed a superb start to the season but fell away after Christmas, winning just two games from Valentine's Day until the end of the campaign.

The collapse in the second half of the season ultimately cost manager Sam Allardyce his job, leading to Bilic's return to Upton Park - and the Croatian has now been quizzed about whether a repeat of last season's situation under Allardyce could happen.

However, Bilic told The Mirror that there is 'no way' West Ham will replicate the struggles under Allardyce last season, stating that he won't allow his team to stop pushing and winning games.

"No way will we put the season to bed now – we have no right to do that and it will not happen," said Bilic. "Maybe we will lose games, because mistakes can happen, but there’s no chance that we are going to stop. No, no, no," he added.

Will West Ham qualify for the Europa League?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch