That is it from Super Slav today and us here at Rush Green, stay tuned across our Site and Social Media platforms for more reaction from today’s Press Conference and all of the build-up and reaction from tomorrow night’s Carabao Cup encounter with Tottenham Hotspur. We hope that you join us again for Slaven Bilic’s Pre-Crystal Palace Presser and thank you for tuning in this afternoon.
” We don’t need the inspiration of playing at Wembley, but it is a big Cup game and it’s massive every time you play Spurs”.
” we have the same goals, whether it be for the next game or the rest of the season and I must help them reach them”.
” I will never lose faith in the players, they are my team, I rate them very highly but it’s also my job to demand more from them”.
” As I said after the game, I am the Manager and it is my full responsibility”.
” All the players were there and there are no excuses for that performance and especially, that result”.
” We must perform better than Friday. Friday was very disappointing, but every Premier League game is difficult”.
” Tomorrow night is our chance, and that is coming now, we have to lift ourselves up like we did in training yesterday and training today”.
” I explained to The Press that all I want to do and all I am doing is focussing on the next game and the next training session”.
” Regardless of the situation, tomorrow was always a big game for us”.
” I have the game tomorrow and that’s all I’m focussed on”.
” I have to lead the team and the group and I have to get us playing better”.
” We always worked hard and I have no reason to believe that anything has changed in that department”.
” In my two years here, we have had our ups and downs, but we got out of those situations”.
” We must play better and get points”.
” The outcome was fine and positive, but we also know that the situation is very serious”.
” The players had a meeting yesterday, led by Mark”.
” Antonio will be the only player out, he felt something in the first-half against Brighton”.
Furthermore, Adrian will start over Joe Hart at Wembley tomorrow night.
The Gaffer has also confirmed separate meetings have taken place with him, skipper Mark Noble and The Board.
Bilic has confirmed in the opening Broadcast Section that Michail Antonio is the only player that will miss out through injury tomorrow.
2:00 PM: Slaven Bilic, punctual as ever, has arrived to speak to us ahead of tomorrow night’s trip to Wembley.
1:40 PM: We have 20 minutes to wait for Bilic and expected topics of conversation when the under-pressure Hammers Boss arrives are his future, injuries and of course, tomorrow night’s Carabao Cup Round Four clash with Tottenham Hotspur.
1:25 PM: We are in position and waiting for the Gaffer, there is expected to be plenty of interest in this one, for obvious reasons.
1:20 PM: Good afternoon from Rush Green Training Centre, where we have finally arrived with no thanks to The National Rail and Slaven Bilic is due to speak to The Press in around 40 minutes.