Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Bilic: no problem with Christmas Eve match


Filed: Friday, 13th October 2017
By: Staff Writer


Slaven Bilic says that he will not be unduly concerned if West Ham are forced to play Newcastle United on Christmas Eve.

The Hammers boss, speaking to the media ahead of the trip to Burnley admitted that whilst he would prefer to be at home with his family, fans shouldn't be upset if the controversial plans are rubber-stamped.

Embed from Getty Images


"We would all love to be with our families on Christmas Eve," Bilic said. "We were talking about this possibility at the Premier League managers meetings before the start of the season.

"This is the Premier League, the most attractive league in the world with all the rewards that brings. That means, in turn, you have to give something and if it requires you to play on Christmas Eve, then that is what we have to do.

"Many fans will not like it but you canít have it both ways. There is a price to pay for everything and if that means we have to play on Christmas Eve, then we have to get on and do it."

You can listen to Bilic's full 20-minute pre-match press conference here.





Related News

   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [22nd Nov 2017]
   arrow   Allardyce rejected West Ham return [21st Nov 2017]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [21st Nov 2017]
   arrow   I could have made an instant impact, says Pardew [20th Nov 2017]
   arrow   Get your finger out, says Moyes [17th Nov 2017]
   arrow   KUMB tops West Ham list [17th Nov 2017]
   arrow   Hernandez seeking January move? [15th Nov 2017]
   arrow   Moyes monitoring Academy stars [14th Nov 2017]
   arrow   Antonio enthused by Moyes effect [13th Nov 2017]
   arrow   Board accused of 'mismanagement' [12th Nov 2017]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
In brief - Friday's news round-up
Get the very latest West Ham news in one place, with our new daily media ro...more
Three Years Ago
'Long-serving' Sam rises to eighth
Sam Allardyce is now the eighth longest serving manager in English football following the departure ...more
Five Years Ago
Tottenham v West Ham Utd: live
A win for West Ham at White Hart Lane this afternoon would lift Sam Allardyce's side into fifth spot...more