Bilic calm over top-four spot

3 Mar

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is refusing to get drawn into worrying about a earning Champions League place at the end of the season.


West Ham: Bilic calm over top-four spotWest Ham: Bilic calm over top-four spot

Michail Antonio struck after just seven minutes, heading in Dimitri Payet’s corner at the near post, to provide the only goal of the game against London rivals Spurs on Wednesday night.

The closest Spurs came to replying was on the hour mark when Harry Kane failed to connect with the rebound after Adrian saved Toby Alderweireld’s long-range shot.

But West Ham held on to move to within a point of Manchester City in fourth place, though Hammers manager Slaven Bilic is not thinking about a Champions League place just yet.

“Every manager is trying to calm their teams down,” he said. “We are really not thinking about that, and we shouldn’t be.

“The gap is not big. But unfortunately the gap is also not big between seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th, and there are still many games to go.

“It’s a very open season but we will approach the remainder of it very confidently.”

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