Sun 06 December 2020 | 18:12

‘Pereira will be a big miss’ – Bilic is furious after the collapse

West Brom manager Slaven Bilic acknowledged that his side will be affected by Matheus Pereira’s dismissal.

The Throstles gave the lead to

Crystal Palace

and pushed for an equalizer in the 30th minute. Shortly after, West Brom midfielder

Matheus Pereira

was forbidden to play for the remainder of the match.

Losing one of the key players,

West Brom

will struggle. According to


, the 24-year-old’s incident not only had turned the game around but also will influence the club’s performance in the upcoming matches.

It is a big frustration for us, [the red card] it was the key moment in the game,

” he said. “

We played well to come back to 1-1, we were on top in the game


At least he [Matheus Pereira] gave him the option. I can’t have any complaints. It wasn’t a kick kick but you can’t do that at this level.

“It could have been a yellow but he gave the option to the referee and to VAR. They couldn’t wait. He will be a big miss


West Brom did not get off on the right foot since the beginning of the

Premier League

season and losing one man made the struggle worse as they were defeated by Palace, who scored four more goals in the second half. West Brom’s manager believes his side suffered psychologically after Pereira’s red card.

For us to be competitive we need 11 v 11 in every game,”

he added.

“Down to 10 men, it psychologically affected us big time.

“We collapsed after they scored the third one.

“5-1 is a heavy defeat for us. You can find excuses, we played against a talented side, but I am not happy with our collapse. You can’t drop your shoulders and stop believing.”

source: SportMob

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