West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has revealed that it was simply a tough decision to substitute Javier Hernandez in the Hammers 2-0 win over Huddersfield on Monday night.
The Crotian boss controversial decision was met by boos sections of West Ham fans at the London Stadium, however his call proved to be effective as Andre Ayew came on for the Mexican international and made all the difference.
Ayew assisted Pedro Obiang’s opener before scoring himself to give the Hammers their first EPL win of the season.
Now, Bilic has made it clear to every doubting Thomas that he didn’t think the former Manchester United player was having a poor game and that his side needed some fresh energy to encourage a result.
Bilic has quoted by injury expert Ben Dinnery on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday said: “It was not because Javier did not have a good game – it was a time to get fresh legs on the pitch.”
Bilic on replacing Hernandez: "It was not because Javier did not have a good game – it was a time to get fresh legs on the pitch." #WHUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) September 12, 2017