Bilic ‘proud’ of West Ham team after late fight back

Date published: Saturday 5th March 2016 6:35

Slaven Bilic: Proud of his West Ham team

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he is “proud” of his team after overturning a 2-0 deficit to beat Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park.  

The Hammers looked to be heading for a defeat when Romelu Lukaku and Aaron Lennon put the Toffees into an early lead despite being down to 10 men after Kevin Mirallas was dismissed.

But Bilic’s side fought back and goals from Michail Antonio and substitute Diafra Sakho levelled the game up, and star man Dimitri Payet scored a last minute winner to claim an astonishing 3-2 victory.

And manager Bilic admitted that it was a “great day for West Ham” after his side claimed a win that sees them remain only one point off Champions League qualification.

Speaking after the match, the Croatian said: “It feels great. We don’t have a great record here, we don’t have a record here at all to be fair.

“This is why English football is so attractive and so good basically. If they scored a penalty we could have lost three or four nil.

“However, nobody could say that over 90 minutes we didn’t deserve it, we did and that is what makes me proud of the team. It is a great day for West Ham.”

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