- West Ham sit 18th in the Premier League after a poor start to the season
- Slaven Bilic hasn’t named his baby daughter who was born last Tuesday
- Bilic claims it isn’t good that he is thinking totally about football currently
- West Ham play Claude Puel’s Southampton in the league on Sunday
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has not named his baby daughter despite her being born last Tuesday.
Bilic claims he is focused on football currently amid West Ham’s struggles so far this season, with their latest defeat coming against West Brom last weekend.
Following last season’s great campaign, the Hammers have started the new one slowly. They find themselves sitting 18th in the league and were knocked out by Astra Giurgiu in the Europa League first playoff round.
West Ham had to rely on an injury time free-kick from Dimitri Payet to beat Accrington Stanley
West Ham also had to rely on a Dimitri Payet injury time winner against League Two side Accrington Stanley on Wednesday night.
West Ham’s struggles and the demands of the football season seem to be getting to the Croatian manager.
Bilic told the Telegraph: ‘Like any father I adore my kids. But I said to my assistants that I feel very strange as I got a baby girl a couple of days ago and I am thinking totally about football,’ Bilic admits. ‘That’s not good, that’s not good.
The Croatian manager told his assistants that he is yet to give his daughter a name
‘Of course, I adore her and if I had to walk on my knees to Australia for her then I would walk. I’m not talking about that. But, they asked me: “Did you give her a name?” and I said “Name? No, I didn’t. That I have yet to do.”‘
The West Ham manager insists he will name his baby daughter over the next round of international matches.
‘Maybe the next international break,’ Bilic added. ‘No, it’s not one to be proud of, to be fair.’
Bilic and his West Ham side will be hoping to ease the early pressure by beating Claude Puel’s Southampton on Sunday.
West Ham’s last Premier League defeat came against West Brom, where they lost 4-2