West Ham are preparing to travel to Sunderland on the hunt for a fourth consecutive away win.
Even at such a relatively early stage of the season, it would be hard to see them surviving if they were unable to win at least a couple of those games.
“That could out us in a situation where we are a little bit too relaxed or not aware enough”. If that difference comes we are in trouble.
West Ham is set to extend their four-game unbeaten run against Sunderland as the Black Cats remain winless and in danger of relegation.
The Ecuador striker issued an apology last month after he claimed West Ham were not supporting him during his recovery, and the 25-year-old is now edging close to a comeback.
Bilic said: “Those three away wins mean absolutely nothing for Saturday because if we begin to think it will be easier against Sunderland then we need to stop that”.
“Are we confident? Yes we are”.
“We know what brought us success as a group previous year, but it hasn’t been to the same standard from a defensive point of view”, said Jones, who has started all seven of Sunderland’s Premier League matches.
West Ham have not scored more than twice in any of their last 16 league games at Sunderland, last netting three goals against them in a 4-3 defeat back in 1990.
The Hammers made one of the signings of the summer when they lured the France worldwide away from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille and Payet is certainly living up to the hype so far.
Defender Angelo Ogbonna is ruled out on Saturday as he continues to recover from the hamstring injury he picked up in the 2-0 win over Newcastle United on September 14.
“On the other hand you have clubs building new stadiums for big money and they want their money back so they put ticket prices up”.
Defoe could be given the nod to start alongside Borini as the two attacking threats for Sunderland as they desperately need to find goals from somewhere. Football games are not just about the game they are about the atmosphere at the ground.