West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has given thumps up for the impact made by substitutes Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses in the Hammers thrilling draw against Norwich City on Saturday.
Bilic told the club’s official website that he was impressed with the impact of the Nigerian duo who helped save the day after relegation-threatened Norwich took a surprise 2-0 lead at Carrow Road, as Republic of Ireland internationals Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan found the net for the Canaries.
It looked like West Ham would suffer a surprise defeat, but Bilic’s men hit back thanks to quickfire goals from Dimitri Payet and Mark Noble found the net.
West Ham then pushed for a winner, but had to settle for a point after a dramatic second-half comeback, which saw the Hammers score twice in three minutes.
After the game, manager Slaven Bilic spoke to the club’s official website, and admitted that it was a ‘game of emotions’, and believes it was a very good draw this afternoon.
“It was a game of emotions,” said Bilic. “You can talk about positives and negatives but when you consider we played for 120 minutes on Tuesday night [to beat Liverpool in the FA Cup] and the fact we were two goals down here in a very short period of time, it was a good draw.”
Bilic also highlighted the performances of substitutes Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses, suggesting that the Nigerian international team-mates ‘made the difference’ for West Ham, with Emenike playing for just the second time since arriving from Fenerbahce last month.