Bilic: We made it look easy

Slaven Bilic (TEAMtalk)
Slaven Bilic (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has praised his players for their emphatic 5-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Rovers midfielder Ben Marshall broke the deadlock early on, but the Hammers struck back through Victor Moses before playmaker Dimitri Payet and new signing Emmanuel Emenike both helped themselves to braces.

"I know Dimitri Payet and Emenike will get all the headlines but it is basically the team (that should get praise) like it always is," Bilic said after the match.

"They are fantastic players. We have pace with Emenike, Moses, Antonio and we have Payet and Lanzini. You just need to run into space and you know they are going to give you the ball.

"We have stability. We put in a great performance. It is the team that is putting our front players in those positions.

"After the first 20 minutes we played fantastic. We really played great football and it looked easy but we know Blackburn are a big club.

"We saw the results on Saturday but we made it look easier than it was because our performance was spot on."

The win takes the Hammers through to the quarter-finals, where they will face the winner of either Manchester United's clash with Shrewsbury Town on Monday or Arsenal's replay against Hull City.

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