Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has said that Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew’s red card was “stupid” and he did not have any reason to get himself sent off at Upton Park during Aston Villa’s 2-0 loss to West Ham.
Ayew was given a straight red card for elbowing West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell in the 17th minute and that left the Villans with ten men for 73 minutes.
Speaking after the match to Aston Villa’s website, Garde criticised Ayew’s conduct in the incident and hinted strongly that it influenced the result. He also praised his players despite leaving East London without any points.
“Jordan has no excuse to do that. I know that he knows that. He will be suspended now.”
“It was a big blow for the team. The 10 men fought very hard and I have nothing to reproach them about.
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“It was a big mountain. We started well. We were well in the game. I wouldn’t say we controlled the game but it was 11 v 11. I was feeling good about the team, like in the previous weeks.
Then the penalty is not given and there is a stupid red card.”
The straight red card for Jordan Ayew means he will miss Villa’s next three matches against Norwich City, Liverpool and Stoke City in the Barclays Premier League.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana