Slaven Bilic: This is what West Ham deserved from draw with Watford
By Danny Wright
Slaven Bilic has revealed mixed feelings about West Ham’s 1-1 stalemate with Watford on Saturday.
West Ham had to come from a goal behind in the Premier League clash at Vicarage Road but Bilic said to the London Evening Standard that it was a game of two halves – one he was very happy with.
Andre Ayew cancelled out an early Troy Deeney opener for the hosts but the Croatian boss feels his side were hard done by and should have walked away with three points.
“I’m so pleased with the way we played, especially in the second half, but I’m not happy with the way we started the game, so it’s mixed emotions,” Bilic said.
“We reacted good in the first half, and the second half was one of our best performances and we definitely deserved the point. In my point of view we deserved to win.”
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The point saw the Hammers move up one place in the league to ninth, however Stoke could take that place back if they get at least a point when they travel to Tottenham on Sunday.
West Ham’s comeback was marred when Michail Antonio picked up a red card in the closing stages of the game.
He will miss his side’s next match against league leaders Chelsea next week.
The Hammers then face a run of three games that could prove vital as to whether or not they will finish in the top half at the end of the season.
They face out-of-form Bournemouth before ties against relegation-threatened Leicester and Hull.
In other West Ham news, Robert Snodgrass has taken to Twitter to deliver his verdict on the draw with the Hornets.