West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic expressed his total anger with star forward Andy Carroll’s silly first half sending off in the Hammers’ 1-1 draw at Burnley on Saturday.
In his post-match comments, Bilic was very apoplectic with Carroll picking up two yellow cards in just 99 seconds, becoming the second bad sending off for West Ham this season following Marko Arnautovic’s insane behavior in seeing a straight red at Southampton.
“I’m very angry,” Bilic said. “He is a very experienced player. It wasn’t deliberate and all that. But a player of his experience can’t do all of that, two times in a couple of a minutes. Especially when we play away, it’s very unlikely you going to get the minimum yellow card. And that is what happened, very early in game. And after that, we knew it was going to be very, very hard. And we were so close to getting all three points.”
Despite Carroll’s moment of daftness, Bilic was certainly pleased with his teams performance and believes they are capable of going on a sustainable run of good form.
“Now with Lanzini back, with Arnautovic back, with Michail Antonio getting into his really good fitness, he had a long, long break as well, it is looking much better,” Bilic said. “We’re looking very forward with a lot of opportunism, if we continue to work like this and play like this, then we should get many, many points.”