West Bromwich Albion need to learn to show more determination and good mood, manager Slaven Bilick said, adding that his promotion to Southampton after Sunday’s 2-0 defeat brought them closer to the Premier League exile zone.
Reuters: West Bromwich Albion need to learn to show more determination and good mood, says manager Slaven Bilick.
“You have to study, but this is not a school,” Bilick told the BBC, who are 17th with one point from four games.
“You have to be competitive, you have to do your best. We have to do more, we have to show more determination, we have to be in a better mood than we did in the first few games … today it was absolutely low.
“Southampton was the best of all. I know the boys want it, but there must be more determination and desire.”
Bilick hopes to strengthen his team before the transfer deadline expires on Monday. The club have been linked with a move to Huddersfield Town striker Carlan Grant.
“We need to raise the standard of our squad and I hope that will happen,” Bilick told reporters. “Nothing has changed since the Southampton game.”
West Brom host Burnley on October 17 following the international break.
(Report by Srivastava Sreedhar in Bangalore; Editing by Peter Rutherford)