West Ham United reverted back to losing ways on Wednesday as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat against Wolves at Molineux (BBC Sport).
It was a poor display from Manuel Pellegrini’s side, with goals from Leander Dendoncker and Patrick Cutrone sealing three points for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
Is Haller a busted flush?
The Hammers manager made a bold decision in his starting line-up, opting to leave out forward Michail Antonio.
The ex-Reading man has been in good form of late, coming from the bench to score against Tottenham and starting in their 1-0 win against Chelsea (Transfermarkt).
Most assumed that the 29-year-old was left out due to a minor injury after reports in the media (Football Insider), but Pellegrini confirmed after the game that he had actually just chosen to rest the frontman (@Sam_InkersoleTM).
After seeing that Antonio could have actually been involved, plenty of West Ham fans couldn’t understand the Chilean’s decision to leave him out, with many suggesting that he should have at least been on the bench.
Here is what some had to say on Twitter…
We aren’t good enough to ‘rest’ our only potent attacking option … madness!
— West Ham Geezer ⚒ (@WHUFCGeezer) December 5, 2019
Why not stick him on the bench…surely he would have been a tad more effective for 10 mins than Ajeti was? Jesus. Feel sorry for those who paid to go & watch it.
— JoshTappin (@JoshTappin91) December 4, 2019
I’d have played him in a game where we’re more likely to pick up points, I’d also play him up top alongside Haller
— Marcus Rowswell⚒ (@MarcusRowswell) December 5, 2019
Surely should have been on the bench…..
— Glennyboy (@GlenWorrell) December 5, 2019
So basically he threw the game?
Don’t bother going to Gillingham lads..
— Adamski (@MooretheRizing) December 4, 2019
Only player in the squad with any ability to out muscle the opposition. Only one with the guts to take on a player and run. He adds so much to the team. We need an overhaul. It’s not just the manager. There’s a major rot in westham.
— Zombie Rocker (@ZombieRocker86) December 5, 2019
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