West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic said in his pre-match press conference ahead of a crucial clash against Swansea City at the London Stadium on Saturday that if his side stick together, the results will come.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) April 7, 2017
A run of five successive Premier League defeats has dragged the Irons towards the bottom three and they face the 18th-placed Swans – who they are five points above in the table – this weekend.
The Hammers are in desperate need of a victory to ease their relegation fears, as well as relieving the pressure that is building on Bilic after a season that has been filled with poor performances and results.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the Croatian’s latest battle cry via social media, and they are understandably furious with how things are going right now.
Some certainly weren’t afraid to vent that anger against their boss, but other fans are still maintaining that they must get behind the team while they are in need.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction to the comments…
@WestHamUtd Same old crap was spouted weeks ago! Clubs a shambles
— Andy Brooks (@andybrooks89) April 7, 2017
@WestHamUtd 'We have leaders'..where??? WHERE?? Because I haven't seen a lot of them this year. Oh he means Noble..hahahahahahahahahahaa. NO.
— Natasha Weldon (@MissFroggie) April 7, 2017
— jj ⚒ (@daddylanzini) April 7, 2017
@WestHamUtd Didn't sound very confident to me. I like Slav but he has lost the respect of the players.
— Marcus McDonnell (@BoxRef) April 7, 2017
@WestHamUtd How you can have confidence in that team I do not know
— Tom Allen//BILIC OUT (@tomwhu13) April 7, 2017
@WestHamUtd Our results are not going our way but we can not chastise him. We need to support the team and get behind WHU. We have had worse.
— Edward (@Edward17122005) April 7, 2017
@WestHamUtd Don't need 11 leaders , we need a plan and players that can actually pass to each other. The team hasn't got a identity and just panic
— WestHamFanTone (@WestHamFanTone) April 7, 2017
— cS_Hax (@Haxxter_YT) April 7, 2017