Everton defeat leaves Bilic with a bitter taste

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic was bitterly disappointed to take nothing from their trip to Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday afternoon.

The Toffees made the most of West Ham's mistakes as goals from Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley gave the home side all three points and halted the East London clubs run of good results.

"Harsh (result)? No. Of course, we are disappointed. I am not saying they (Everton) didn't deserve it. They were more lethal, or more mature or more cruel – when they were offered something by us, they took it straight away, which we didn't do when we created or they made mistakes. Credit to them, and we knew they have a good side," Bilic opined after the match. 

"But there is a bitter taste because we should have taken something out of this game, definitely. 

"I had a feeling before the game and at half-time as well that it was there. But they deserve it, because they did it."

The Croatian finds himself under pressure after a poor start to the season, and can ill-afford any slip-ups in the coming weeks.

The Hammers welcome Stoke City to London Stadium next weekend in what could prove a critical clash for Bilic's men.