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Milivojevic laments ‘unacceptable’ Crystal Palace collapse



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09 Dec 2018, 00:24 IST

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Luka Milivojevic, Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic slammed his aspect’s collapse by the hands of West Ham as “unacceptable” after their depressing run of shape endured.

The guests had been on height at half-time on Saturday, main courtesy of James McArthur’s function, whilst Milivojevic had struck the crossbar with a free-kick.

But Robert Snodgrass, Javier Hernandez and Felipe Anderson all scored as West Ham netted 3 times in a 17-minute blitz after the restart, the hosts in the end prevailing in an exhilarating Three-2 victory after Jeffrey Schlupp’s overdue header for Palace.

Palace have simplest received one among their ultimate 11 top-flight video games and dropped to 16th, simply two issues transparent of the ground 3, their susceptible submission angering Milivojevic.

“We started well and scored the first goal and had control… I hit the bar,” he mentioned. “The first 1/2 used to be one thing the place we will take positives.

“In the second one 1/2 they’d ownership. We attempted to take keep an eye on of the sport and stay ownership and play aspect through aspect however a loss of focus and center of attention price us. 

“It is unacceptable to concede 3 objectives in 30 mins [17 minutes]. We driven extra to take a look at and equalise however we will take large classes from this recreation.

“Every unmarried function is a mistake of somebody, I’m really not right here responsible someone. It is a collective recreation and we win and lose in combination. It is a huge lesson I feel, an overly deficient starting to the second one 1/2. 

“We didn’t think when we attacked about what happens behind us and we left our defenders and they had some good counter attacks. We did not deserve to lose, they didn’t create a lot of chances, we had a lack of concentration.”

Palace boss Roy Hodgson, in the meantime, mentioned: “We misplaced. I’m really not positive what review to make. It is not any just right scoring clear of house if the warring parties rating 3.

“The downside with soccer fits is you wish to have to win them, now we have ourselves a possibility to win it however then you might be 1-Three down and chasing the sport which is all the time going to be tough. There aren’t any mugs enjoying at this stage of soccer.

“We are disappointed as the free-kick [ahead of Hernandez’s goal] was harsh for us, the yellow cards are disappointing and the two players will now be suspended for the next game, James Tomkins and Wilfried Zaha – to lose players with such good quality is disappointing.”

It is the primary time in two years West Ham have received 3 instantly Premier League fits, and Manuel Pellegrini used to be in particular happy to rating 3 times in each and every of the victories, as he appears to be like to ascertain an attacking taste.

He instructed BBC Sport: “If you evaluate the entire recreation Palace had 3 possibilities to attain, and two they rating. After that they did not have any key choices. 

“They did not rating from a collection piece all season however lately they did. In the second one 1/2 we began with extra time and with the choices to attain and we scored 3 objectives.

“It is the 3rd recreation in a row the place we rating 3 objectives and that displays what we’re looking to do.

“Every recreation is other, we concede two objectives from a collection piece – however I’m hoping we will be able to be extra concentrated [in the future]. We had been so dangerous first of all, we had been enjoying too rapid. It may be very tough to recuperate however we should proceed to take a look at.

“I always say to the player we must have a winning mentality. It really was a beautiful [third] goal – Felipe [Anderson] can at any moment decide the game.”

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