Tuesday 19 Sep
Updated Tuesday 19 Sep 12:00
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Bilic: We are thinking positively about the Cup

Slaven Bilic

Slaven Bilic is keen for an extended run in the Carabao Cup this season with his West Ham United side set to take on Bolton Wanderers at London Stadium on Tuesday.

The Hammers saw off Cheltenham Town in the second round of this competition and are eyeing up a spot in the last-16 for the third time in the last four seasons.

Last term, Manchester United ended West Ham’s run at the quarter-final stage, but with the road to Wembley getting shorter by the round, Bilic is determined to take as many steps along it as possible.

He explained: “Of course, we are very ambitious and of course we are thinking about the cup in a positive way. We are not thinking about Spurs, we are thinking about Bolton because if we win, we are not far away from making it a big success for every individual and for the club.

“We [would] need a good draw. We would need a few top performances, and you are talking about three, four games, it’s not a league. It’s a good chance for us, like it is for all the clubs.

“I’m upbeat, if you are looking at the last week It has been a good week for us. We were on zero points having conceded ten goals in three games, now two games later we have four points and didn’t concede in either game. We limited two teams to one or two chances.”