Allardyce left 'gutted' after relegation confirmed

Last updated : 10 May 2021 By Wba-mad Editor

Sam Allardyce could not hide his disppointement after suffering relegation from the Premier League for the first time. 

Albion's fate was confirmed after a 3-1 defeat at Arsenal left the Baggies heading back to the Championship. 

But the Baggies boss says it could've been a completely different story had Albion had turned draws into victory and not missed a host of opportunities in front of goal over the last few games. 

He said: “It’s obviously been something which many people thought was coming our way for a while, but it’s still a really tough one to take. It’s a horrible feeling.

“Speaking honestly, the sad thing is we shouldn’t be here. We had so many chances not to be in this position with three games to go.

“That was based on the consistently good performances the players were turning in. Unfortunately, those performances need to be turned into wins and we all knew that.

“We had the opportunity in February and March to close the gap and get much-needed points on the board when we played against teams like Fulham, Sheffield United, Burnley and Newcastle. We didn’t manage to win any of them.

“We should have put those teams to bed. Even Wolves the other day. They all should have turned into victories.

“I just wonder what it might have been like if we had had the fans behind us at home. Maybe we would have beaten Fulham at home and Manchester United at home.

“I just wonder if the fans might have helped us over the line and to victories. I think they might possibly have done, but unfortunately they couldn’t be there to help us because of the pandemic.

“We’ve tried our best and I’m very sorry we haven’t made it."