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Bilic angry after ‘open’ West Ham lose at Bournemouth

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic bemoaned the poor defending that led to Bournemouth’s winning goal against his team.

The Hammers were beaten 3-2 after Josh King completed a hat-trick by scoring an injury-time winner for the Cherries.

It came after the Hammers pushed forward in search of a winning goal and allowed themselves to be caught out on the counter-attack.

“At that moment we went for a third goal but basically with too many players,” Bilic told reporters after the game.

“We were very, very open and we lost the ball and then it was a good counter-attack from them.

“We are disappointed, especially because we had so many chances. At the end of the day, we scored two goals away from home and we should have got something out of the game.

“We had been on a good run and had been playing good and we showed good quality to equalise.

“We had pressure, but they were always dangerous on the counter-attack. Basically, when we made it 2-2 they can’t score, not from a counter-attack.

“I definitely felt we should have got something out of it, but Bournemouth also played good and they showed great aggression and missed a couple of penalties too.”