Bilic shares where he thinks West Ham deserve to be in the league

Slaven Bilic

West Ham United remain outside the top four after drawing 3-3 with Arsenal.

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic claims his side deserve to be third in the Premier League table following his side’s 3-3 draw with London rivals Arsenal, the London Evening Standard reports.

The Hammers were excellent against the Gunners and can once again count themselves unfortunate after being on the receiving end of some questionable officiating, see two goals disallowed.

It has become a recurring theme for West Ham, with a linesman failing to spot a clear offside at Chelsea and Cheikhou Kouyate harshly being dismissed against Crystal Palace as both matches finished 2-2.

Add those to the disallowed goals against Arsenal, and West Ham arguably should be six points better off with instead three successive draws condemning them to sixth spot, five points off the top four.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Bilic had mixed emotions as he praised his side’s excellent performance but was also left frustrated as he claims his side should be higher in the league.

“To be two down against a team with so much pace and come back in no time and be better than them in the second half, I’m proud of everything. We were spectacular,” Bilic told London Evening Standard.

“The only thing I’m not happy about is the result. Why? This is a blow. We’d done enough. I’m the first to admit I’m not objective when I talk about West Ham, like I’m not objective when I talk about my children.”

“We deserve to be third in the league, not fourth.”

Considering the decisions which have gone against West Ham of late, Bilic has a point and it would be a shame for the club to miss out on Champions League football due to officiating mistakes.

With the East London club now five points off the top four, they arguably need to win all six of their remaining games to give them a chance of topping Manchester City.

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