West Ham United defender James Collins has publicly voiced the opinion of the team members regarding under fire manager Slaven Bilic. The Irons have started the new term poorly so there are rumours that the manager might soon be sacked to pave way for a fresh mantle of leadership at the club.
Collins opines that it is the team that has let the coach down rather than the Croatian failing to make impact. The East London side sits at the bottom of the current league standings after three loses in the league. The club has spent considerable funds in the last two seasons to place at the bottom in the Premier League.
They have a chance to earn points when they clash with rampaging new boys Huddersfield on Monday night at the London Stadium. So far, Collins feels the team owes the manager and that they could have done more in the first three games. It is also Bilic’s 49th birthday.
“Birthday or not everyone at the club would like to get the boss three points. He’s been under tremendous pressure. It’s crazy in football that the managers get put under so much pressure when sometimes really the players need to look at themselves,” Collins opened up.
The veteran adds that he hopes the team can give their manager a top performance on Monday. Following the loss to Newcastle, a former West Ham star Danny Gabbidon said the coach Bilic looked lost.
“I don’t think there’s truth in that. All I can say is all the lads here at West Ham are completely behind the boss. We’ve been trying, maybe not as well as we should have, but on Monday we’re going to go out with our hearts on our sleeves and hopefully get three points for him,” the player said.