Michail Antonio praises West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

West Ham United are currently in seventh place in the Premier League table.

Michail Antonio has told West Ham United’s official site that Slaven Bilic is not a manager who loses his temper while things are going badly for his side.

There have not been too many occasions when the Hammers have under performed this season, but Antonio says he is supportive of the side when they are playing below par.

“Slaven remains calm and even in games when he feels we should be doing better, he will come in and say 'boys we have the ability to get back in there and I believe in you,’” Antonio said.

“Even if we don't get the points he wants us to show we can do better and make him proud.”

Bilic’s supportive style has certainly benefited West Ham this term, as they have thrived under his stewardship to date.

Not only have the Hammers progressed to the quarter finals of the FA Cup, but they are also making a bid to claim a European spot in the Premier League.

West Ham are currently in seventh place in the top flight standings, but they are hot on the heels of Manchester United and Southampton.

Bilic has created an attacking style at Upton Park, and he has quickly won over all the London side's supporters - which his something his predecessor, Sam Allardyce, did not manage during his entire time in charge.

West Ham have lost just two of their last 17 matches in all competitions, with their next contest coming against Sunderland on Saturday.

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