Pellegrini: “The fans have noticed the change”

Manuel Pellegrini believes there is a new ‘calm’ around West Ham United this season.

That we are comfortably placed but without a recent win is both pleasing and irritating at the same time because the season could have been so much better but for a little more self belief.

Had the team adapted more quickly to the Pellegrini style the campaign would have been even better but it would be a brave man person to deny the foundations weren’t pretty well in place.

At the end of a full season too the manager knows he has to do better but with a complete knowledge now of which each of his players can do he can move on this summer to sort out the areas which are of worry to him.

However, before that we and he are looking for four wins as the squad look to end the season on a high after the recent disappointments.

Speaking to BT Sport the manager revealed there has been a change in the atmosphere saying: “Yes, I think so. Not only me though, the club in the way we work this season, the fans have noticed the change.

“In the way we have played football it compares better even if we haven’t always got the results.

“The fans enjoy most parts of our games, including Manchester United last week, so there is a lot reasons why we must be happy.

“But I repeat, we must all demand more next season because this is not enough. We can reach another target and that is what we will try to do.”

“I think the players must demonstrate here at home, that we will finish the season in the correct way,” he said.

“I always say that you will never give up until the mathematics say so. If you have the opportunity you must fight to the last game,” Pellegrini added.

“Of course, if you lose points it makes it more difficult, but we have four games left and we must try to win them.”

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7 comments on “Pellegrini: “The fans have noticed the change”

  1. Not convinced about Pellegrini – give him benefit of the doubt but next season he will be in the spotlight. Some performances team hasn’t even turned up, and because they put up
    a decent showing at United everyone is supposed to be positive.
    Shocking defensively, and if not for Fabianski would have another relegation battle on our hands. Apparently, most saves in top 5 divisions in Europe – that’s a massive worry opposition just having pot shots at our goal.
    Mediocre season again but judge Pellegrini next season, when will be his team.
    Lot of work to do in the Summer.

    • This season has been a disappointment,we spent big and have nothing really to show for it,mid/lower table mediocrity,took a huge gamble in Wilshire and it backfired.At times we’ve looked decent but also terrible,too much inconsistency by both players and team.A big 6 months coming up for Pelle,clear out the dead,expensive,wood and invest,the budget is ,apparently,only 25m,so we need to sell to add to it! Spend wisely Pelle………

  2. Kenny sort of puts it into perspective but like so many fans you dont change a club in one season. His bought really well in most Anderson diop rocky fab yarmo the others some really poor due to running out of backing by sully like Perez and Sanchez and wilshere another carrol in the making possibly nasri too? Anyway not always due to funds running out is it the coaches problem. Summer we need a massive clear out and some cash coming in to add to another good transfer pot. Adrian cresswell cant defend and the cause of so many goals against us , Reid too old , oxford not kicked on , Fernandes chance sell now, chich way too expensive , arnie let’s move on while we can get a profit on him , Perez Sanchez carrol all not good enough snod also great heart but need younger , we must now be ruthless although obiang has age on his side must be sold on now too and masu who is no defender but still young and technically good player if further up the field. Tall young defenders needed at full backs and another centre back too, two mid fielders and maybe another if lanzini goes and definetly at least two top strikers both young not another name with his retirement the next step and in it too cover his time in the treatment room . Imo

  3. Very average season considering the money we spent, the highs of beating Man Utd at home against the lows of being thrashed at lowly Wimbledon in the cup. Too many matches where we didn’t turn up and a manager stuck in the same system no matter what.
    Massive season next year for Pelle, let’s see if he is any good.

  4. I’m not sure what he is trying to say..this seAson has been a total failure IMO.. The only positive is we havnt been in a relegation fight,but that’s it ..

  5. I think Pellegrini’s done well this season. Considering the amount of change, the incredibly tough start while the players were still getting used to each other. The staff turnover, all the new players, the change in approach, four at the back. The volume of injuries, the selfishness of Arnautovic who derailed our season just as we were picking up speed.

    I heard many people say when he took over – if we’re not worrying about relegation and playing some decent football, that was their expectation. That was mine also. I think that has been delivered and it’s encouraging that despite a few stinking performances and all the hurdles, we haven’t had to worry about our league place. Now that Pellegrini has had a season to access what he has, this summer is a real test of what he and Husillos can do. Hopefully with more backing from the board despite the reports we’ve heard over the months about a paltry 25m. Double that and I think they can do something with the player sales factored in.

    I’m excited to see what Pellegrini can do next season as he really begins to shape this club. Not to mention his willingness to include some academy players which has increased the good feeling around the club. Like others have said, I’ll judge after next season. Not during.

  6. The reality is he inherited a useless team with rubbish players, the old saying goes you can’t polish a turd, he has done his best to try polishing a few of them. Arnie who was our best player is barely above average in a top team, Zaba who is the one player who had class is in his last season or two, Rice has been the bright spot but he barely played under the previous managers, Pelle has got the max out of Antonio and Snodgrass, Cresswell and Ogbonna and Noble looks better but these are not great players, he signed a few very good players, Balbuena, Yarmolenko, Diop, Wilshere, Fabianski and a couple of great players Anderson and Nasri, if we are to progress under him we should be thinking 5 years rather than a season but it will all depend on the chairmen. All players have a ceiling to their ability many of ours have been playing at that under MP but across an entire season it is their par performances that will dictate where you finish the league mixed with a little luck, the reason the top six always finish in the top six is because their par performances are higher than those below, its why they buy players with high quality as MP himself said, it is those players that make the difference in whether you finish mid-table or in the higher places and we are considerably behind, Everton, Leicester in the group that includes Wolves and Watford, par for us is 8 – 11th anything above that is a bonus. Overall considering his injury list I think MP has performed to par for us but that there is a bright future COYI !!!

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