West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has stated that the club needs the fans to get behind the team in upcoming games.
The Hammers have had a disastrous start to the new season, losing five of their first six Premier League games and being eliminated from the Europa League at the qualifying stage for the second consecutive year.
With the team clearly struggling for confidence and having not adapted to their new London Stadium surrounds, pressure is building for Bilic’s men to deliver positive results in the near future.
The Croatian coach has stated that he hopes the club’s fans continue to come out in their droves to watch the team and will lend their undivided support to try and help the situation improve.
“This is the moment when we need them. We feel the fans support and all that I ask from them is that they stay behind us,” Bilic told the club’s official website.
“It is a big part for us to feel good at home. We want the fans to see their team winning and go home happy. It is the same with the players.
“This is a new ground and different to the one we played in but we have to make it our home.”
West Ham host newly promoted Middlesbrough at the London Stadium this weekend, with an emphasis on recording three points to get the team back on track to some degree.