Slaven Bilic took all of two minutes to sum up his feelings on the 4-0 defeat by Liverpool pulling no punches in the process.
He said: “We can talk about that [the penalty decision] but it’s part of the game. I have to say, I am very very disappointed with the way we played. I wanted to put in the same performance or similar as we did against Spurs but we didn’t do it.
“We have to be honest about it. We wanted to avoid complacency, we were without a few players but we were against Spurs too. But it was there, the complacency.
“They were better than us. we were nowhere near close enough to them at any time and if you give time and space to like Coutinho, Sturridge then sooner or later they will kill you. That’s exactly what happened.
“On top of that, we had crucial decisions and chances – we should have scored the first goal, we should have equalised as well, it’s all true. The third goal was a strange decision. That, on top of the performance was not good enough and so it ends like this.”
This for me is the biggest question I have about Slav, he always accurately assesses things before and after the matches when you hear him in the press but the players do not do what he is asking. I am all for having him as a manager but he needs someone in that coaching staff that the players fear enough to deliver the message so they carry out what he is demanding. Lets hope the chairmen does what he wants this summer as he has said we have a good enough squad but we need 3 players of quality (not 10 that will be good in 3 years we already bought them last year).
love billic as a person but for a season and a half not been good enough, you can blame players for playing crap but at the end of the day if you only use two formations and the same tactics you get found out, when can you ever remember billic playing two up top, surely not scoring goals you play a second striker, instead its always the same 1 up top and sitting back. Against the spuds we pressed for every ball and won soundly, but this game sat back, if you look at his record for a year and half 90% of managers would be sacked, but what really ****es me off is no fight in the team
Agree with that STS, I think Bilic other than a few strange decisions like sticking with players when they are out of form and playing Antonio everywhere other than his best position is tactically pretty good but the players are not carrying out his instructions, they need to dig in when the going gets tough but they do not they wilt which is why something has to change either in him laying the law down or a new coach that will frighten the players enough that we see a response on the field.
I think it says it all when the best player on the pitch is Feghouli! There was no effort or commitment I am worried about Burnley as it looks like the team is on holiday already
Never in it today, so why did he not give the fans something to chear, like Quina for 20 mins instead of Snodgrass