Slaven Bilic critical of West Ham showing at Tottenham

first_img Slaven Bilic’s West Brom are set to face Nottingham Forest getty West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has described his side’s performance in the 4-1 defeat at Spurs as a ‘shock’.Bilic’s Hammers have beaten Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City already away from home this season but they were a pale shadow of the team that managed those dangerous and disciplined displays.It was against a Spurs side who are now unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League fixtures.Belgian centre-back Toby Alderweireld’s first-half header was sandwiched between Harry Kane’s double, with a late Kyle Walker beauty capping off the rout before the visitors’ Manuel Lanzini netted an even later consolation.Defensive errors continually put Slaven Bilic’s side in trouble at White Hart Lane and, now sitting sixth, they will need to rediscover their resilience if they are to remain in the European places.“A surprise is a word for something good – it was a shock. We deserved to lose 4-1,” Bilic said.“I thought we could come back in the second half because we created some good stuff but after the third goal, it just killed the game and to be fair after that it was all them.“We played really bad but we have to admit they played a really good game of football.“They were quicker than us, physically stronger than us, they grew in confidence and they were skilful also. No excuses, they were much better.”center_img 1last_img

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