West Ham’s Pellegrini blames fatigue in loss to Burnley

Football-30 December 23:16 GMT

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has cried out at the December travelling plans affected his side as they showed lack of energy in their 2-0 loss to Burnley with Chris Wood and Dwight McNeil scoring.

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He said: “It’s frustrating because we wanted to win this game. It was a good opportunity to go to seventh position in the table, but I think we lacked the energy to win it. He was quoted by the club website whufc.com

“We arrived back from Southampton at 2am on Friday, and then 48 hours later I’m sure that affected the recovery because that’s the only reason why we played the way we did.

“It wasn’t only that we didn’t create many chances, they also created a lot of chances. 2-0 was not the score that they deserved – they deserved at least a couple more.

“In defending, in possession, in creating, in attacking, the complete thing was a lack of energy.

“We improved a little bit after half-time, but we only had one clear chance and that was from the head of Andy Carroll.

“I was happy until 2 o’clock today. At 4.15 I am not feeling happy because we didn’t get the points. Burnley were in a very bad moment, but they played with a lot of intensity. I never try to give excuses, but they recovered more than our team because they played 30 hours before us.”


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