Slaven Bilic warns his players to be on their guard against Leicester City. “He looks happy, he’s not anxious and he’s available”.
“I’ve been working hard and I’m almost back fit so it’s all positive”.
Indeed Leicester’s remarkable late season turnaround began against West Ham, when Andy King’s 86th minute victor set the visitors on course for a run of seven wins in nine games to take a side that appeared to be heading for relegation to Premier League safety.
After being left out of Liverpool’s squad in their season-opening match, the Brazilian midfielder seems to be headed out the door at Anfield.
Meanwhile, French midfielder Morgan Amalfitano’s future at the club is in serious doubt after Bilic said he was not part of his plans. It was the first game in a new era of the club, but such a high-profile victory may have come at a cost for the Croatian boss.
“I have to protect the team. I am happy with him“.
Claudio Ranieri couldn’t have hoped for a better start to his second stint in the Premier League and will be aiming for the club to achieve consecutive wins to open a season for the first time since 1997. And I did that. It was not brawling in front of players.
“This was just a quiet meeting between the two or us, where I explained the situation”.
“I did everything they asked for and they wanted more, and I found that extremely ungrateful in terms of what I’d done for them”.
“‘The West Ham Way’ is obviously not winning every week, like I tried to do”, Allardyce said in quotes published by The Mirror.
Recently he posted a video on Instagram to prove he has outgrown the childishness that has hampered his development over the years and hopes the West Ham fans will give him a chance. “After we scored we played some good football – they were doing nothing”. He’s only 16. No matter how mature he is we have to manage him on and especially off the pitch with all eyes open.
“It was not the best timing”.