Slaven Bilic: ‘I am under pressure’

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has admitted he is under pressure at the club after just three games of Premier League campaign.

The Hammers, 4.50 to be relegated this season, currently sit 10th in the table after picking up just one win so far this season.

Bilic’s side caused a shocked when they beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates on the opening day but they have now been beaten by two sides who have been tipped as relegation candidates.

Leicester City and Bournemouth have both travelled to the Boleyn Ground and left with three points but Bilic’s side did show some heart in 4-3 defeat to the Cherries on Saturday.

Bilic’s men also crashed out of the Europe League earlier this summer and the former Croatia boss admits he has to change his side’s fortunes quickly.

Although the Hammers did well to beat Arsenal, Bilic claims it may have gone to their heads in their last two games.
He said: “Maybe the game against Arsenal has come into our heads.

“Maybe we think we are going to do that [again] nice and easy. Or in style. But in the Premier League, against most of the clubs, you have to dig in to have a chance to get points from every game.”

He added: “I am under pressure. That comes with the territory and that is why I have to turn it around. We were again second-best [against Bournemouth] and I don’t like this situation. Playing like this we can’t expect to win many games.”

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