Chris Wilder admits he feels pressure with Sheffield United winless and Premier League low ahead of West Ham visit but insists on ‘realism’ after tough games
- Sheffield United remain scoreless pending Sunday’s visit to West Ham
- The Blades are at the bottom of the Premier League after a difficult start to the season
- But manager Chris Wilder says their struggles need to be put in “perspective.”
- Wilder admits feeling the pressure as the Blades search for their first win
Chris Wilder says Sheffield United’s fight needs to be put in ‘perspective’ – but accepts he’s under pressure.
The Blades boss has never been fired as manager in 19 years, leading his youth club to ninth place on their return to the Premier League last season.
This time, however, United have not won any of their first eight games and will host West Ham at the bottom of the table on Sunday.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder admits he feels the pressure with his side buttocks
“We’re all under pressure, you can’t get out,” Wilder said. ‘I understand the tensions of the game, I understand the consequences of the game.
‘But I think people should see things in perspective and be realistic. It’s after eight games and the games we’ve played, especially lately, haven’t been too friendly.
The Blades lost 4-1 to Chelsea in their last game ahead of the internationals and hosted West Ham at Bramall Lane on Sunday as they bid for their first win of the league match season.
‘You put a lot of pressure on yourself and I put pressure on my staff and my players to perform. We must continue and try to influence what we can.
‘There is no way around it, it is not the beginning we wanted.
‘But we have to recognize that it will be a different season than last season. It presents us with various challenges and challenges that we want to tackle. ‘