Bilic: Players have run out of credit

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West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has warned his underperforming players they have run out of credit after yet another defeat at the weekend.

The Hammers have been forced to endure a tough start to the season, having picked up just three points from their opening six fixtures of the Premier League campaign.

The pressure has been cranked up a few more notches after a 3-0 defeat to Southampton on Sunday, a result that sees the London-based outfit languishing in the dreaded drop zone alongside Stoke City and Sunderland.

Bilic admits his players are low on confidence, was quick to point out they have now run out of credit following their latest defeat.

"We are not the first or the last team who has been in this situation in the Premier League and most of it is about confidence, but the club has the same players and the same manager who did good things last year," Bilic was quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard.

"I told the players after we lost to West Brom that there is no need to panic, the credit was there for a lot of them. But now that credit is gone."

Next up for Bilic's men is a clash with newly-promoted Middlesbrough at the London Stadium on Saturday.