Sam Allardyce on West Brom’s defeat to Aston Villa: Scale of task becoming clear

Sam Allardyce was left dissatisfied and upset by West Bromwich Albion’s 3-0 dwelling defeat to Aston Villa in his first sport in cost – and is already contemplating a captaincy change.

The Baggies have been behind inside 4 minutes in consequence of Anwar El Ghazi’s opener on the Hawthorns however the task turned even higher when skipper Jake Livermore was despatched off earlier than the interval for a foul on his Aston Villa counterpart Jack Grealish.

Albion labored onerous to make sure the end result was within the stability till the latter levels however may create little or no and additional objectives by Bertrand Traore and El Ghazi once more from the spot received Villa the sport.

“I think the 10 men that we were left with battled bravely to stay in the game for as long as possible,” mentioned Allardyce. “I think they tried and tried and tried against a Villa side that is playing very well this season and picking up a lot of points so we knew it was going to be difficult.

“But we made it so tough for ourselves conceding a aim after 4 minutes, shedding our man from a easy cross, permitting a person in our six-yard field with no one marking him. Hugely disappointing.

“Even more disappointing, having our captain sent off and leaving us down to 10 men. So I am really disappointed about that and the result but I do give the 10 men who stayed on after the man had been sent off a bit of credit for staying in the game for as long as they did.”

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Villa’s Kortney Hause escaped with a yellow card for a foul simply after West Brom had been lowered to 10 males – a call that Allardyce felt may have gone his facet’s approach.

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“I am disappointed that they did not ask the referee to look at it. I don’t know why they didn’t. Particularly after Jake was sent off, that should have been a review the same, with him going over to the screen to have a look at it. I am convinced that it might have been very close.

“It was a unique problem however it was definitely a late problem and it was definitely a harmful problem and it was definitely a leg or ankle-threatening [or] breaking problem.”

Red card upsets Allardyce

But it was Livermore’s red card that troubled him most.

“I’m upset,” added the 66-year-old former England manager who replaced Slaven Bilic earlier in the week. “I couldn’t be something apart from upset. When you say to the gamers while you arrive, ‘Look, lads, the one factor we won’t afford is any extra despatched off’, that can’t occur.

“I just won’t accept another sending off no matter what. You have got to stop that or we will have no chance of getting out of trouble.

“He has apologised to the gamers, apologised to us, and seemed very upset about it however from my level of view an skilled participant like him shouldn’t have put himself in that place. We may have to cope with it.

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“We need every player on the pitch and more importantly we need every player who has got some Premier League experience because we have not got many of those.

“Now he’s suspended for 3 video games. That is the very last thing we wanted, having your captain despatched off. That could be very disappointing. Now we’ve got to do with no participant who’s match to play as a result of he did a reckless factor on the pitch and we’re going to lose him for 3 matches.”

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Jake Livermore was proven a straight purple by referee Martin Atkinson

Will the person who will get the armband in Livermore’s absence retain the captaincy for good?

“It depends who wants to be captain after this and who can handle the armband of being captain,” mentioned Allardyce. “If I consider they can handle it then they can keep it, for me.”

Sloppy defending wants to cease

As for the opening aim that noticed El Ghazi evade the eye of Darnell Furlong on the far submit, Allardyce is adamant that he might be wanting to handle the issue of what he calls ‘simple’ objectives.

“We cannot let easy goals in and the first one was an easy goal.

“What I’m additionally seeing for the time being, as you’ll be able to think about after one win in 14, is that it’s for me to be sure that they don’t lose confidence of their capability. That might be my first battle.

“And then it’s to battle our approach of this place as a result of we can’t simply play our approach out, we are going to want some battling qualities as nicely.

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“I have got to work on eliminating the goals that teams are scoring against us because we have been limited in the chances that we are creating up to now, before I got here and today.

“The solely time that we’ve got had a flurry of objectives was the three towards Chelsea earlier than half-time and even then we didn’t get a win from the sport, we obtained a draw.

“We have got to see where we go in the next few days.”

Limited time to coach the gamers

Another situation for Allardyce is that point on the pitch is proscribed. He even admitted that the dimensions of this explicit drawback was one thing that he had not totally appreciated earlier than taking the job.

“My difficulty is trying to work on the pitch as often as I can but there is not a lot of time to do that work because of the fatigue that the players already have because of the situation.

“If I may get extra time on the pitch, I might strive to do it as quickly as doable however as a result of I’ve obtained such small quantities of time on the pitch as a result of of the quantity of video games, fatigue and restrictions, it might take slightly bit longer than I had anticipated.

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“I have come back and I did not realise how restrictive the restrictions were and I did not realise how much the players were playing and what the fatigue levels looked like.

“The sports activities science lads have been speaking about the truth that coaching has to be at a minimal so I’m having to squeeze my teaching in once I can. It might take slightly bit longer.

“But in the end, me and Sammy [Lee], or my previous assistants, have always got there with the clubs that I have managed previously so I am confident that I can do the same with the West Brom lads.

“That is why I’m right here, truly, to do the identical as I did there.”

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