"I'd rather be in a league where you play a lot of games in a short space of time because if you're feeling sharp and scoring goals you just want to be playing".
West Ham United will take on Manchester United at the London Stadium on Monday, January 2 with kick-off at 3pm GMT.
The Hammers had beaten Burnley, Hull and Swansea to drag themselves away from the relegation zone, and were looking for a fourth straight victory as they travelled to the King Power Stadium.
With close to 300 Premier League appearances spread over eight years with Manchester United, Evra certainly has the experience that Bilic is seeking but it appears the Juventus veteran will not be returning to English shores.
Number of Premier League goals Leicester's Islam Slimani has bagged so far.
Alvaro Negredo has had a hand in five of Middlesbrough's last seven goals in the Premier League (four goals, one assist).
GETTY Riyad Mahrez is likely to start for Leicester against West Ham
Long has been an important player for Southampton since joining the club in the summer of 2014 but he has not managed to establish himself as a regular for the Saints and West Ham are looking to lure the Republic of Ireland worldwide to the London Stadium with a promise of regular first team football. "When we hit them on the counter with Michail (Antonio) and Andre (Ayew), even though it wasn't a chance at the end of the move, it was a 100 per cent opportunity". We won them and that is the way to keep going.
"OK, he is a great player, but at that position we are well-covered".
"Of course he can only improve".
"The biggest ones we had were in the first half for me", he insisted. Slimani's header was a masterpiece.
"We gave everything so it is a shame and a frustration, but we played good today", Bilic added. For me, what Ranieri said, and what a couple of other managers have said during the season, about players, is normal.