West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo believes injuries are the cause of losing streak

Italian disheartened after defeat...
West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo was left to rue injuries and what he saw as bad officiating after his side went down to a three-goal defeat away to Fulham.

West Brom have now lost their last five games and are slipping closer to the relegation zone and Di Matteo conceded his side felt the pressure at Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening.

 “The timing of the first goal was bad for us. We could have gone in 0-0 but after the goal we knew we were up against it," said Di Matteo.

The Italian was unhappy about the decision made by referee Martin Atkinson not to penalise Fulham’s John Pantsil for his challenge on Marek Cech, which saw the left back taken from the field.

“The fact the linesmen didn't see it and he was two yards away was disappointing," said Di Matteo.

"For me it should have been a foul. He was kicked just below the knee. We will have to asses him [Cech] in the morning.”

“Sometimes you get decisions, sometimes you don't. We can't change it now but it seems like we have a lot of decisions go against us.”

“Everyone is a bit down but we have to keep going. We have to pick ourselves up and keep going.”

The West Brom boss also feels injuries have taken their toll on the squad and admits he does not have the personnel to cope with such a heavy loss.

“We were missing five centre halves and we don't have the resources to deal with that,” said Di Matteo.

“The thing is we are a small club and we are trying our best with the resources we have. If we can do something [in the transfer market] we will."

"We need to get our players back first, that’s most important."

Goalkeeper Scott Carson was at fault for Fulham’s first two goals and the West Brom manager insists the England international knows he was to blame for the errors.

“He is very disappointed in the changing room. He knows he should have done better,” said Di Matteo.

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