“I think we could have kept playing until tonight and we wouldn’t have scored”
“Adrian pulled off some good saves and, on the bright side, I don’t think it can get any worse.”
Hammers boss Bilic admitted seeing the near-empty London Stadium being almost devoid of home fans at the final whistle had upset him.
“It was not a good sight, of course, and very very frustrating for us,” he said. “You can’t compare it to the first game against Bournemouth, how intense it was with all the people celebrating and the packed stadium. That hurts, to be fair. It hurts me as a manager and the team as well.
“The lack of confidence is a chain reaction following two heavy defeats. It is my responsibility and I’m not running away.
“I don’t want to point fingers at anyone, we are talking about that behind closed doors, and it is never one player. And if anyone asks me am I giving up, I am not.”