West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic outlines his winning mentality

West Ham United have picked up a number of notable away scalps this season.

Slaven Bilic has told West Ham United’s official site that he is constantly disagreeing with his assistant managers, due to his desire to win.

Many of the assistant managers that Bilic have worked with have encouraged him to play for draws in away matches.

However, the Croatian boss insists that he is never interested in taking a point - as he is so desperate to win matches.

“In every away game throughout my career, my assistant has always said, a point tomorrow would be a good result, and of course it would be," Bilic said.

"But if you offered me a point before a match, I wouldn’t take it, I would never take it. Sometimes after a game you are over the moon with a point, but before, no thank you, because we have a good team and I believe in them.”

Bilic’s attitude could hardly be any different to his West Ham predecessor, Sam Allardyce’s, and that is part of the reason why he has endeared himself to the supporters at Upton Park.

West Ham have shown their attacking class throughout the campaign - and they have picked up some huge results.

The Hammers have beaten the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool on their travels this term, which has proved their ability to test the very best in England.

West Ham have performed above all expectations this season, and they are now in fifth spot in the Premier League table.

The Hammers have lost just two of their last 18 matches, but they face a tough test on Wednesday night, when they take on title chasing Tottenham Hotspur.

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