31 March, 2017
West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has previously revealed that they were within hours of hiring the Spaniard two years ago before Real Madrid came in for the former Liverpool and Chelsea manager.
When asked regarding the reports of building pressure on his place, the 48-year-old said: "It doesn't worry me, I don't read about it, I'm not making phone calls or whatever". But Sakho has displayed a remarkable level of rehabilitation, and is realistically in with a shot to play for the Hammers next Wednesday versus Arsenal, or three days later against Swansea City. I was saying the same when, for example, earlier in the season when we were talking about a new contract.
"Now after three defeats there is speculation". I am totally focused on my job and our next game.
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Town are looking a certainty for a Play-Off place, holding a ten-point lead over seventh-placed Fulham, but are also still in the hunt for automatic promotion, trailing Brighton and Hove Albion by just six-points, with a game in-hand.
But Bilic said he had no problem with him, co-owner David Gold or vice-chairman Karren Brady, all of whom are highly active on social media, as are Sullivan's sons. You know what I mean? Then I talk about issues during the week.
Antonio, the club's top scorer with nine goals, has been ruled out of the Hull game after suffering a hamstring injury against Leicester while fellow striker Diafra Sakho has returned to training after four months out with a back injury. We are able to climb up several spots if we win matches, we are able to go several spots down if we don't win matches.