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Bilic clears the air with Chicharito

Filed: Thursday, 21st September 2017
By: Staff Writer

Slaven Bilic has revealed that he has spoken to new signing Javier Harnandez about playing out of position.

The 16million Mexican international, famed for scoring the vast majority of his goals from in and around the six-yard box has been stationed on the left side of Bilic's front three in recent outings.

And Bilic revealed during his press conference this morning that he had spoken to Hernandez about the situation.

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"I've spoken to him," said Bilic. "The truth is somwhere in between. Ok, he's not playing closest to an opponent's goal but in those games we've basically played with three strikers. He's not playing wide.

"In the game against Huddersfield he had a few chances and spent a lot of time in the box. Against West Brom it was harder anyway because of how they defended. It was hard for us to create chances.

"I told him he's a great lad and explained to him to him that sometimes, he has to make sacrifices for the team. The team needed him in those couple of games and the team's going to need him again in that position.

"We're going to look to continue in his natural position, but when he plays in this position he can be very, very useful. As a professional and a great lad, he agrees of course."

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