It was already a rough Saturday for West Ham supporters throughout the world, seeing their side lose 3-2 to Leicester City and witness both Winston Reid and Pedro Obiang substituted off for injuries.
Now in his post match interview with IMG Premier League media, manager Slaven Bilic has revealed that star winger Michail Antonio also suffered a hamstring injury in another rough afternoon for the Hammers.
“That’s the situation now, we still don’t know how long they will be out,” Bilic said about the latest fitness concerns for his team. “Winston Reid to come out because of a conductor problem. Then Pedro, it was a challenge on his ankle. Michail played the whole game. His hammy did not look good. We don’t know how long it’s going to be, but all three of them are injured. “
As Bilic mentioned, Antonio went the full 90 against the Foxes and did not appear to have any injury throughout the contest. Now, it seems his hamstring will rule him out of potentially receiving his first cap with England over the course of next week’s international break. It would be the second time in seven months for the 26-year-old to be called into the national team squad, only to still not garner that elusive initial cap.
The Croatian expressed his frustration with another negative result for West Ham, as they are now on a five match winless streak.
“We are very disappointed,” he said. “There is no excuses for the start of the game. We came back to conceded another one from a set piece. It’s very hard to psychologically to come back in a game.”
“We shouldn’t be 2-0 or 3-1 down in the first minutes of the game. What was really disappointing is that they went 3-1 up without creating big chances in the game. In this league, you can’t afford to concede two goals in the first six or eight minutes.”
WATCH Bilic’s post-match thoughts below: