By Alex Taylor
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic ordered his players to return to the training pitch just hours after their early hours return flight from Romania.
Slaven Bilic’s side arrived back in England in the early hours of Friday morning and his team were training as usual on Friday preparing for their Premier League clash against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.
“We came back from Romania around three-thirty, home by five o’clock and we are all in,” Bilic told The Sun. “There are no days off – no hours off to be fair.”
“It’s not ideal that we played on Monday, came back this morning and play on Sunday.
“At the end of the day, it was still a good result, but not the greatest one. We now have the chance at home to get to the groups.”
Bilic also said that it was crucial to stay in the Europa League to ensure they can attract a new signing.
The report from The Sun says that the players that played on Thursday night focused on a recovery session as others hit the training pitch.
The progressive east London outfit have made several additions to their squad this summer as they look to fight for trophy success on several fronts this season.
New signings Andre Ayew, Jonathan Calleri, Gökhan Töre, Arthur Masuaku, Havard Nordtveit and Sofiane Feghouli have all come into the side in the current transfer window to help further the club’s domestic and European ambitions.
In other West Ham team news, Bilic has pointed to the inexperience of his team as the reason his side drew the first leg of their final qualifying tie in the Europa League 1-1 against FK Astra Giurgiu.