West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has criticized the role played by long serving captain Mark Noble in creating Chelsea’s first goal during his team’s defeat to the Blues at the London stadium on Monday evening.
Bilic criticized his team for not focusing on getting the ball into the box while speaking to West Ham’s official website after the game.
He said, “The first was a set piece for us and we had enough players back. We had a chance to put in the second ball in a good position but we didn’t, Mark wanted to play with the best intentions, but you expect your players to run back with more reason in this situation.”
Though the Hammers did manage to get the ball in good area at times, they never really threatened the Premier League leaders though Manuel Lanzini managed to get a consolation goal during injury time.
Despite the defeat, the Hammers remain in 11th position on the log. Bilic’s men will be looking to bounce back when they play against Bournemouth on Saturday.