Slaven Bilic’s team recorded two heavy defeats at the start of the Premier League season from Leicester 3: 0 and from Everton 5: 2.
The WBA looked solid in attack in those games, but a poor game in defense cost them. But Bilic has asked fans to contextualize these defeats.
“Of course, it’s not easy for us because everything happened quickly. We only recently entered the league, and last season we lost seven of 46 games,” Slaven Bilic told for Express and Star.
“We lost 5: 2 to Everton, but there were a lot of good things in our game. Everything turned around after the red card, but until then we played well and we were dangerous.
“Of course, after losing 5: 2 you can’t talk too much about positive things, but the game from the first half should be a signpost for us.”
“Now everything is different and we want to stop this decline, and we can only do that if we stay positive. We can criticize, we can be angry, but we must not allow ourselves to lose heart. That is the task of me and my associates,” he said, ahead of the meeting with Chelsea.
Indeed, WBA will host Chelsea in the 3rd round of the Premiership on Saturday at 18:30.
“We were brave, we were scattered and so we must continue. We must not make stupid mistakes in defense and get such red cards. But it’s just the beginning of the season and still a lot of good things can happen,” he said.
It is still dauting as Bilic’s opponent is a team that has invested 250 million euros in new players this season.
“It’s amazing what kind of players Lampard managed to bring in, but it’s a big club and that’s what big clubs do. I don’t think it will take them long to click under Lampard and Chelsea fans can hope to fight for titles,” Bilic said.
Ahmed Hegazi, who has recovered from injury, is returning to his team, and Bilić announced that Filip Krovinović will soon join the team on another loan.
“I was told at the club that this should be resolved by the end of the week,” Bilic said.