West Ham news: Former manager Slaven Bilic says London Stadium lacks Upton Park atmosphere

West Ham left their former home in 2016 for their new stadium, which was built originally to be used at the 2012 Olympics.

Since then, it has been frequently criticised for failing to create the same passion and energy.

“Players hated to come to Upton Park, especially foreign players, they did not like it, because it has a small dressing room, it’s not very nice and there’s the crowd, the pitch looks small, every throw-in is a danger for you,” Bilic said on BT Sport after the Hammers lost 2-1 to Manchester United.

The former West Ham defender, who managed the club for two years before being dismissed in 2017, went on to say the new ground is not really a ‘football stadium’.

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