BARNSLEY boss Markus Schopp believes Philip Billing could have been sent off for his challenge Ben Williams.

The Cherries midfielder was booked after sliding in on the touchline and catching Williams on his ankle.

After lengthy treatment, the 22-year-old attempted to continue, but was soon after forced off due to the injury.

Since the incident, Billing has taken to Twitter, posting: "I just wanna send my best wishes and apologies to Ben Williams. I never tackle with the purpose to hurt anyone."

Asked if he feels Billing could have been sent off for the tackle, Schopp said: "It’s a bit of naivety we have, immature in certain moments where I guess other teams with much more experience handle situations like this in a different way.

"We are too immature in certain moments where other teams take the foul in an easy way, we get booked or something like that.

"We have to learn. Some guys make their first games in the Championship and they have to learn fast.

"In this situation, I think we can discuss about a red one, yeah."

On the game as a whole, the Austrian added: "I’m really disappointed because I thought we started really well. But our transition moments, our possession, was not good enough to compete with a really good team, to be honest.

"In the end, for them to get (just) three goals is a good result for us.

"We know Bournemouth are an excellent team, if you let them play."