first_imgPremier League ‘I have felt the pressure for a whole year’ – Bilic happy to get off the mark at West Ham Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 05:53 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) SlavenBilic - cropped Getty Images Premier League West Ham United West Ham United v Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Town After three defeats, the manager was pleased to get the club’s first Premier League win of the season Slaven Bilic says he has been under pressure at West Ham since the start of last season after registering a first Premier League win of 2017-18 against Huddersfield Town.Irons 23/10 for successive winsStarting the campaign with three away games, the Hammers were without a point heading into Monday’s clash at London Stadium, where goals in the last 20 minutes from Pedro Obiang and Andre Ayew secured victory. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing And while Bilic acknowledged that it was imperative to take all three points, he says the pressure is nothing new.”I am happy for the lads, I am happy for the whole club,” he told Sky Sports. “It was a very important game for us. We started with three away games but three defeats — it was a must-win game.”I am pleased with the way we played. Even if we hadn’t won the game, I could say nothing to the lads. They gave everything.”I have felt the pressure for a whole year now — it didn’t start today. For me, it’s not logical to be under pressure after three games, but it’s modern football.”Three massive points!#COYI— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) September 11, 2017Andy Carroll, returning from injury to start, gave his backing to the manager after a big win on the Croatian’s 49th birthday.”I’m over the moon [to win for Bilic],” he said. “It’s been disappointing to read a few things that are going on.”But all the lads are behind him and it’s a great win — for his birthday, it’s even better.”It was very important. I think we’ve had tough run. We needed three points and a clean sheet — that’s what we got.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img

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