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Pellegrini labels West Ham’s FA Cup defeat to AFC Wimbledon ‘a disaster’

Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham were on the end of a FA upset tonight, slipping to a 4-2 away defeat to League One outfit AFC Wimbledon.

West Ham have shown some excellent form at times this season in the Premier League, leading many Hammers fans and former players to tip their side for a decent run in the FA Cup this year.

However, that all came crashing down today when Pellegrini’s side put in an abysmal display away to Wimbledon and deservedly lost 4-2.

Speaking after the game Chilean coach Pellegrini labeled his sides elimination as a disaster, as well as questioning his players desire and ambition.

“It’s very easy to explain what happened – it was one team who wanted to win and another team who played without any desire or any ambition to win or continue in this cup.

“Maybe we thought we were going to win because we are a Premier League team and they are in League One, but Wimbledon played with the desire to compete in this cup. In the first 45 minutes, we didn’t fight.

“I changed three players because I could only make three changes. I could have changed all the players. Unfortunately for us, they scored their third goal in the first or second minute of the second half, which made it very difficult.

“It’s very frustrating because you can be eliminated, but not in the way we were. It’s a disaster.”

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