Bilic: Win proves value of West Ham transfers

Date published: Monday 14th September 2015 11:06

Slaven Bilic: Confident West Ham can compete against Manchester City

Slaven Bilic believes West Ham’s 2-0 win over Newcastle was proof of the good work they did in the transfer window over the summer.

Dimitri Payet, a £10.5million signing from Marseille, scored both goals at Upton Park as the Hammers rose to fifth, with on-loan Chelsea winger Victor Moses another impressive performer on his debut.

Bilic feels the performance vindicated the club’s summer spending spree, which also saw them spend £7.9milllion on Angelo Ogbonna and £7million on Michail Antonio.

“We fully deserved the three points, we were better from the start, we scored at the right time,” Bilic told BBC Sport.

“Newcastle put us under a bit of pressure as we were defending too deep. In the second half I was proud, because we were solid, good at keeping the ball and great at counter attacks.

“It is small proof we really did well in the transfer window. Payet is a player I wanted from the start.

“I have known him for a long time, he is one of those players who is not only a great player but he makes players around him better.”


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