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Bilic: We had too many players go for the winning goal

An honest assessment of how West Ham lost in the 90th

Slaven Bilic felt his side pushed too many players forward in search of the winning goal, only for Bournemouth to secure the late decider in West Ham’s 3-2 loss at the Vitality Stadium Saturday.

In his post match talk for IMG Media, the Croatian manager knew the risk of not having sufficient protection in case the hosts produced another penetrating counterattack after Andre Ayew scored to even the match 2-2. And his fears were realized when Joshua King completed a hat trick to round off a forgettable day for the Hammers defense.

“We were really good up until we equalized,” Bilic said. “After that, it’s hard to conceded a goal when it’s 2-2 and you concede a goal from the counterattack. So we’re disappointed, but we’ll done to them.”

“At that moment, we went for a third goal but with too many players, too many players. We left the right side of our lineup very very open. And it was a good counterattack from them. Randolph made a great save, but it was to that player and they scored. So we are very, very disappointed.”

Watch his post-match talk down below.