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Players Abroad of Friday, 27 October 2017

Source: footballmadeinghana.com

We are playing for Slaven Bilic - Andre Ayew

Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew says he and his team mates are playing for manager Slaven Bilic.

The Croat boss has been under fire this season after a string of poor performers by the Hammers in the league.

Bilic was just 45 minutes away from dismissal on Wednesday at Wembley in the Cup game against Spurs but Ayew turned the game around with two goals before Angelo Ogbonna headed home the winner in the 90th minute to give West Ham the win.

“When you are at a club like West Ham and the results are difficult, the manager is under pressure for sure,” Ayew Telegraph. “But so are the players. We have to keep working hard and the manager knows the players are behind him. We will give everything we can.

“Not only for the manager but for ourselves too. We have to wear the shirt with a lot of pride. There is a fighting spirit.”

West Ham will hope to be buoyed by the comeback against their London rivals as they face struggling Crystal Palace on Saturday.

“It is a good win for the confidence to come from behind to beat Spurs at Wembley,” Ayew said. “We can’t get carried away.”