Bilic Targets Strong Finish For West Ham’s Europe Slot

Bilic Targets Strong Finish For West Ham’s Europe Slot

West Ham boss, Slaven Bilic has expressed delight that his side are still in the running for an European competition place next season.

The Hammers, who have an outstanding game, are sixth in the EPL table and five points adrift of fourth placed Manchester City.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's home tie against Swansea during his pre-match press conference on Friday, Bilic stated that their target now is to claim as many points as possible.

"With three games to go, we are happy to be in contention for a European place whether are talking top four or top six.

"We need to be at the top of our game in the last three matches to collect as many points as possible to keep that gap.

"We need to be focused on Swansea, not thinking about Manchester United, not thinking about the last match at the Boleyn Ground.

"Swansea, Swansea, Swansea. Thinking only about that."

Bilic added: "it is important that we have two games left at home. We are proud to have a good home record and we haven't lost here since August.

"We have a great crowd and it is an advantage for us, of course, to have two out of three games at Upton Park.

"Swansea are safe now mathematically. When teams play without that negative football they can produce their best football."

On the injury front, the former Croatian national team boss ruled out first choice keeper, Adrian, out of the game against Swansea.

"We've got one player injured and that's Adrian. He felt his calf in the West brom game and it's a minor injury so he's out tomorrow.

"We've got a great deputy in Darren Randolph. He's one of the biggest reasons we went far in the FA Cup and we are happy to have him."