West Ham United were beaten 3-2 by Tottenham Hotspur in their most recent outing.
Joey Barton has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 25th September, that he couldn’t believe Slaven Bilic didn’t start Andy Carroll for West Ham United against Tottenham Hotspur.
Carroll was left on the substitutes’ bench for the Hammers’ contest with Spurs at the weekend, and it was only because of an injury to Michail Antonio that the target-man got on the pitch.
Carroll caused some problems for Spurs with his physicality, and Barton believes that Bilic would have been better off picking the England international to lead the line over Hernandez.
He said: “They’re in the bottom three. I do like Bilic, but you leave Andy Carroll on the bench, and play Chicarito. I just don’t get it. He’s said he knew Carroll and Chicarito can’t play together, so why sign him? Who’s signing the players?”
West Ham were beaten 3-2 by Spurs, in what was yet another disappointing defeat at the London Stadium.
The Hammers actually fought back well in the contest, after falling 3-0 behind, but it was not enough.
Bilic is now under serious pressure to spark an improvement in West Ham’s form, after what has been a poor start to the campaign.
West Ham are currently in 18th place in the Premier League table, with their next match coming against Swansea City on Saturday.