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Slaven Bilic has admitted that West Brom will miss Matheus Pereira after he was sent off in their loss to Crystal Palace.
West brom had responded to go back by drawing in the 30th minute. However, a short time later, Pereira received his marching orders after a VAR control.
It will be a serious blow to the Baggies, as he is one of their most important players. Manager Bilic says the incident was not just the turning point in the match, but also something West Brom will feel in the next games Pereira loses.
“It is a great frustration for us, [the red card] it was the key moment of the game, “he said. Sky sports. “We played well to go back to 1-1, we were up in the game.
“At least he [Matheus Pereira] gave him the option. I can’t have any complaints. It wasn’t a kick, but you can’t do that at this level.
“It could have been a yellow but it gave the referee and the VAR the option. They couldn’t wait. She will be a great lady. “
Bilic points to the collapse of West Brom
It has been a difficult start to the season for West Brom since their return to the Premier League. Taking down a man didn’t make things any easier against Palace, who went on to score four more goals in the second half.
Bilic admitted that his team struggled psychologically after the red card.
“In order for us to be competitive we need 11 against 11 in every game,” he added. “Up to ten men, psychologically it affected us a lot.
“We collapsed after they scored the third.
“The 5-1 is a great defeat for us. You can find excuses, we play against a talented team, but I’m not happy with our collapse. You can’t lower your shoulders and stop believing. “
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