Baptiste Slams 'Embarassing' Hammers

  • Last Updated: May 21 2012, 15:37 BST

Alex Baptiste slammed West Ham's playing style after his own team Blackpool were beaten in the Championship play-off decider at Wembley on Saturday.

Baptiste: West Ham hoof it up long and hope for the best

Ricardo Vaz Te netted the winning goal as the Hammers won 2-1 but the Seasiders' defender was hardly full of praise for the victors.

He told the BBC: "We were the better side. It was embarrassing at times. They just hoof it long and hope for the best.

"And it's a foul on me for the second goal, so the ref has done us no favours.

"I suppose everyone got what they wanted. Everyone wanted West Ham to win because they're a team from London.

"I wouldn't survive in their team because I'm not tall enough. All of them are eight feet tall."

As for Blackpool's chances next season, Baptiste added: "If we keep the squad together, we'll go up next year.

"You've seen the football that we play. We've just got to believe in ourselves a little bit more, we experienced winning it two years ago and it's a cruel game sometimes.

"Maybe we didn't deserve it last time but we sure as hell deserved it this time."