Slaven Bilic says he isn’t worried

Under-pressure West Ham manager Slaven Bilic insisted he is not worried but admits he wouldn’t be surprised by anything as speculation regarding his future continues.

The Hammers were thoroughly abject in their home game against Brighton on Friday night and the Seagulls were well worth their 3-0 victory.

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With a defeat that arguably ranks as his worst ever as manager in east London, Bilic insisted he was strong but confessed that anything could happen after losing so heavily to a newly-promoted team.

“I am not worried – worried is a bad word,” the Croatian told talkSPORT.

“I told you on one hand I am strong and on the other hand it’s not a question for me about my future.

“I know what I feel – I can’t say it in public of course.

“I am trying my best but then again when you lose 3-0 to Brighton, at home, I wouldn’t be surprised by anything.”

Though plenty of criticism has come the way of the former Croatia and Besiktas boss, harsh words have also been directed towards the players in claret and blue.

However, despite the poor display the West Ham manager refused to blame his team for the loss.

“I will never pinpoint the players or hide behind them,” he added.

“Even in football when it’s like that you have to be a man. It’s your responsibility and it’s your job to be first in line to say blame me.”