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- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 12:52
Slaven Bilic is optimistic West Ham can break their 5-game losing streak at home against a Swansea side in the bottom 3.
The pre-game stats made unpleasant reading for West Ham, as they had lost five Premier League games in a row, gone seven games without a win and had won only once in nine to be dragged into a relegation battle.
Slaven Bilic insists West Ham are NOT in any relegation danger, despite sliding ominously towards the drop zone.
Swansea had offered little in response, but finally troubled the home defence with Federico Fernandez's header from a corner desperately scrambled clear as Wayne Routledge sought to apply a close-range finish.
For West Ham though, they move up to 14th and now have an eight-point cushion between themselves and 18th-placed Swansea.
Saints closed the gap to Albion to four points - and they have two games in hand as the teams battle for eighth spot.
And it could be argued that had Sakho been fit for the entire campaign, West Ham would be in a far more comfortable position than the 14th spot they now occupy.
Backed by West Ham's owners earlier this week, Bilic had called for his team to stick together and they appeared to have heeded the message in a lively start.
"Upton Park was a really tough place to go and they have not collected points as they did last season".
Collins was part of the Hammers side which kept only their second Premier League clean sheet of 2017.
"This has not been a good run, but West Ham are on one too so we have a big chance to go and get something", said Swansea full-back Olsson. We are the ones to blame for being in this position.
I can't (explain the poor performance), and I won't sit here and make excuses for it.
'We have links with sports psychologists but for me that's not the answer, for me we have to get on with the basics on the training field and preparing for Watford, that's all'. "We don't want to be in it again".
"He is a legend at this football club and he has been getting a lot of stick and I am personally delighted we have done it for him to ease the pressure because I could see in his face it was getting to him".