Robert Snodgrass has spoken of the total belief the Hammers squad has in the aims,ambitions and philosophy of the manager.
“He is brilliant,” Snodgrass told whufc.com. “I’ve really enjoyed working with the manager. I think you go through a stage where you’re constantly asking questions because you’re learning every day, and when it’s like that you need to bring results with it.
“I think supporters will agree that we had some good performances at London Stadium last season, and away from home as well. I also think the manager was happy because, although we didn’t perform in those first four games, we got to grips with our problems and picked up better results.
“Football is a results-based business and when it’s going well like it has been, everybody buys into what we’re trying to do here.”
The No11 added: “For me, it’s about trying to build on last season now. I want to try and get more goals and more assists and be the best teammate I can be.
“I’m driven by a desire to be a better player, to listen and to learn. We’re all constantly learning, and the manager and his staff will want to implement more, new ideas this season. To be a part of that going forward, I’m delighted.”
ClaretandHugh says: After the appalling behaviour of Marko Arnautovic it’a a joy to listen to a proper bloke and professional discussing the manager and the attitude the squad has towards him. Snoddy signed a new year’s contract with an option for a second just a few days ago before the Austrian demonstrated his extreme disloyalty in all circumstances. The two sides of our great game demonstrated in graphic detail. His comment that you go through a question asking period where you just want to learn suggests that after a season we will see more understanding of what Manuel Pellegrini wants this season and the ABILITY TO PRODUCE IT. On the face of it the Scot looks likely to face a tough time getting starts given the mass of midfield talent but such is his application and determination to succeed I’d be surprised if he made less than 20 appearances either as a member of the starting X1 or off the bench.