West Ham news: Slaven Bilic insists London Stadium woe can only be fixed by winning football matches

14 Oct

Slaven Bilic says the furore surrounding West Ham’s move to the London Stadium will cease as soon as the east London club start winning matches at their new home.


The Hammers have been dogged by controversy since their move to Stratford with supporters filmed fighting in the stands and Bilic’s team struggling to perform on the pitch, leading to a slide down the table which sees them sit 18th in the Premier League.

Asked whether West Ham would prefer to play more matches away from the former Olympic Stadium during this transitional period, Bilic was adamant that things will start to pick up for the club despite all the problems they currently face.  

He said: “Make no mistake, we would rather play at home because there, we feel the 60,000 people. Of course it is not a relief, we would like to play Palace at home on Saturday.

“It doesn’t help the whole situation. But the only way I can change that and influence that is if we start winning games. If we start winning games, fans will be less nervous. They will be happy during the game.

“Part of the frustration from the fans is because we are not winning. I want that to stop, of course. It is West Ham, it is my club.

“I want the fans to be happy, how can I help them? What can I do to make them happy? It is very simple; start getting points, start to climb up the table and if possible, play nice football. That’s my job. That’s why I’m here.”

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