‘We should be third!’ – Bilic critical of refereeing decisions against West Ham

first_imgSlaven Bilic believes West Ham would be third place in the Premier League table were it not for the poor refereeing which has cost his team this season.The Hammers have been on the end of questionable officiating in the last few weeks, arguably dropping points in each of the last three games due to refereeing decisions.A penalty was conceded against Chelsea which cost the Hammers the win, whilst last week Cheikhou Kouyate was wrongly sent off, after which Crystal Palace scored to equalise against the East London side.Today, West Ham suffered again, as Manuel Lanzini had an acceptable goal disallowed for offside in their 3-3 draw with Arsenal.Many believe Bilic’s team deserve to secure a fourth placed finish, but the Croatian boss insists the Hammers would be in third place right now if they had not been cursed by poor officiating.“My opinion is that, based on performances, we should be not fourth, but third in the table,” he said.Considering Bilic’s team have suffered in the past few weeks, he has often spoken about the poor decisions which have cost his team.However, he no longer wishes to dwell on mistakes from referees, as he cannot be objective anymore.Bilic continued: “I’m not objective when it comes to West Ham and the decisions, but I’m trying to be. The fact is when I have to talk about it [refereeing] five weeks in a row I look really close to myself, so this time I’m not going to talk about it.”last_img