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  West Ham United

2015 02 21 Retrieve

[Slaven Bilic laughs off reports of an approach from Manchester City] Yes, I have already received an offer from Manchester City. They said they will sell Nasri, Kompany and Yaya Toure to get me!

2016 04 16 Retrieve

[West Ham United coach Slaven Bilic speaking ahead of his side’s FA Cup replay against Manchester United on Wednesday. Bilic got his wish as United’s No10 only made a brief appearance, coming on as a 90th minute substitute, but Louis van Gaal’s men still prevailed 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals] I would rather Rooney didn’t play. 70 per cent, or 100 per cent fit, I would rather he watched the game

2016 08 13 Retrieve

[Slaven Bilic compares Premier League football to Hollywood] The Premier League is the best league to work in, to play in, the most competitive one and the most covered one in the whole world. This is the NBA, this is Hollywood. And we are human, so we want to be a part of something big

2017 03 06 Retrieve

[Slaven Bilic has sought to distance West Ham from speculation suggesting that Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic figures on their transfer radar] We have been linked with many players in the last three transfer windows, including Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. In those three windows, though, I have said a few times that the only position in the team I have absolutely no interest in discussing is the goalkeeping spot. I was happy - and I am still happy - with Adrian and Darren Randolph. If you ask me whether they will both still be here next season, I would say yes. You can never be 100 per cent certain in football, of course, and maybe one of them will knock on the door and say he is unhappy but even if that happens, I will try to persuade them to stay at the club

2017 05 06 Retrieve

[Bilic told Sport Klub that Nemanja Matic said in a text message ‘If you stop Tottenham, I’ll take you out to dinner’] Matic is a wonderful guy, a great player. I will accept that offer with pleasure

2017 09 08 Retrieve

[West Ham’s Slaven Bilic admits he laughed at ‘Dildo Brothers’ remark] Which comment? I thought about coming with a lawyer today. There have been issues. Come on, say it. It’s funny. It made me laugh but look, I don’t like to talk about some things. What I know about that transfer is that I wanted the player. That has been going on for a long time. We kept it low-profile.

It was the whole summer and it looked promising. From what I know we spoke, not me, but West Ham people and the people who have the power, they spoke to Sporting about Carvalho. We wanted him. I’m smiling, I’m laughing, I’m joking. I’m frustrated because we didn’t get the player, of course. I’ve been trying to get him for a couple of years. It didn’t happen with Perisic at Man United, it didn’t happen with a few players at Chelsea. I’m not angry at anyone. You can’t get all the things you want in life. We still have a team.

I thought about coming with a lawyer today. There have been issues. Come on, say it. It’s funny. It made me laugh but look, I don’t like to talk about some things. What I know about that transfer is that I wanted the player. That has been going on for a long time. We kept it low-profile.

It was the whole summer and it looked promising. From what I know we spoke, not me, but West Ham people and the people who have the power, they spoke to Sporting about Carvalho. We wanted him. I’m smiling, I’m laughing, I’m joking. I’m frustrated because we didn’t get the player, of course. I’ve been trying to get him for a couple of years. It didn’t happen with Perisic at Man United, it didn’t happen with a few players at Chelsea. I’m not angry at anyone. You can’t get all the things you want in life. We still have a team.

[Asked if he feels scapegoated by Sullivan, Bilic said] I told you there are many things I am not happy about but I don’t function like that. If I want to say something, no problem. I am not going to talk through my lawyers – I don’t have a lawyer – or the media. I am expecting if he says something about me to call me, to say this and not go through you guys, although that is best for you

[Bilic revealed players were sold to raise funds for Carvalho] Everybody is talking about how much money we spent on [Marko] Arnautovic and Chicharito [Javier Hernández]. But we sold 11 players. We did not have a massive squad like Arsenal. I was so sure we would do it. We spent £6m, not £26m

You can’t be like a small child and cry and go ‘buy me that Kinder egg’ that my daughter is asking me for every time we go to Waitrose. Then if you don’t buy it she is very disappointed. We’ve got good players. This was one disappointment. This was a crucial position for us that we’ve been trying to get since I came here. It didn’t happen. I can be disappointed, but if we tried everything then you can’t be angry. I wanted Carvalho. Fuck it now, you know what I mean? I have a good team.

2020 07 02 Retrieve

[Matheus Pereira’s double helped West Brom kick-start their automatic promotion push in the Championship with a 3-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday] I liked the performance you know. Everybody gave everything and that was expected, but you can crumble under the pressure, but we didn’t. It was not easy to play that game. There was big pressure on us and we responded like a proper, mature, quality team and that’s what I like about it. I’m really proud of the guys for tonight. Hopefully we are back in town

2020 07 05 Retrieve

[West Brom secured a thrilling 4-2 victory over Hull to move closer to a Premier League return] The teams who are below us, Brentford, Fulham and Forest are doing well but they are hoping. We have to cope with the pressure. We wouldn’t swap with them and we have to cope with it. The pressure will only get bigger. It doesn’t mean we would swap with them. We have to continue being brave and relax in a positive way. Today was a game to enjoy. It was a very frantic match, the stage is frantic. It was a very open game, we didn’t want it to be open when they were getting the ball. On the ball we were excellent but they put us under pressure with a very simple way of football. We were a little afraid they were going to hurt us. We are back on track and I’m really pleased with that

2020 07 11 Retrieve

[Automatic promotion-chasing West Brom had to settle for a point at Blackburn after substitute Joe Rothwell’s strike earned the hosts a 1-1 draw] Before we scored the goal we had a couple of great chances, after we scored the goal in the first half we had straight away a great chance. We had a number of, not good chances but great chances, and unfortunately if you don’t score them there is always a possibility, against a team with this quality, that you can concede

I’m not happy with how we played after we conceded the goal. Up front we were OK, but we lost the shape and the game became stretched too much, and that is why they had a couple of chances. Up until then, as I said, I was very, very pleased with the performance. (But) we had to score goals. We had to kill the game off, and unfortunately we didn’t

2020 07 13 Retrieve

[West Brom boss Slaven Bilic says his role is currently more like a psychologist than a coach as his side attempt to seal automatic promotion to the Premier League] During the pre-season you can be 80 per cent focused on tactical and let the fitness coach deal with the fitness, and you can allow mistakes in training, in friendly games. But now you are a psychologist, you are there for them mentally. It doesn’t have to be organised meeting you know, sometimes those organised meetings are like ‘why are we having a meeting?’ It’s more about those wee talks, two-minute talks, individual talks, talks in pairs, those things where … you are not lifting them up because they’re down, you are convincing them in something that they’ve basically done yesterday

[Bilic accepted that there is still some apprehension amongst his squad] It’s that stage of the season, until you cross that line of course there is anxiety. Brentford are pushing us to the limit but we are doing well. If it wasn’t for them it would be done but they are doing well. We have to continue doing what we are doing and that is winning games. Of course the supporters are nervous, the players are a bit nervous, everyone is. It’s a big thing. If it was easy it wouldn’t be a big achievement. It’s not a question of are we enjoying the pressure? We’d prefer to be without it but we are responding really well to the pressure. We are playing against a very good team, one which is on a very good run and they still have chances for automatic promotion. We have to be on top of our game because of the opponent, we have to be very confident and extremely brave

2020 07 14 Retrieve

[West Brom’s grip on an automatic promotion spot loosened as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Fulham] Everything is in our hands. We started the restart a bit slower, were a bit unlucky in first couple of games but after that, in last five games, we are creating and dominating. We are in good form, playing good football. That’s where I have my optimism and belief

I’m very proud with the way we played. We defended well and in the second half we kept the shape and composure and created more than enough chances. We just couldn’t score but the composure, mentality, passion and quality made me really proud. It would be better if we had won the game of course but it’s one game less to go and it’s in our hands. There is no point watching it (Brentford), it will only make me nervous, I’m going to be big Preston fan of course.

2020 07 15 Retrieve

[West Brom, like Leeds, returned this campaign with a vengeance having missed out in last season’s play-offs] We are playing good, really good - we are scoring goals, making chances, being compact, being intense. There is no reason for us to doubt ourselves because our performance level is high

2020 07 16 Retrieve

[Slaven Bilic urges West Brom to ‘finish the job’ and secure Premier League promotion] We don’t have any sort of crisis in performance, that’s what I am telling the players. We are good and we know we are. Now it’s time to step across the line and finish the job. You must manage this intensity from the start but don’t panic, keep it calm. Believe in yourself. I’m really happy with how we are dealing with it [the pressure] and really happy with how we are playing and every aspect of the game. It’s in our hands completely. Brentford are pushing us but we will do everything we can. [We mustn’t] play like we did against Blackburn in the last 20 minutes, when we tried to score like it was a basketball game, we don’t need to. Why? Because we are good and we don’t rely on luck or that something’s going to happen. We’re going to make it happen. Since round seven, we are there [in the automatic promotion places], all this time. So we haven’t relied since September on anybody else to do our job. We have to do our job and we are going to. We will not let anybody take it from us