Pellegrini: We must try to keep our good moment going



West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini is determined for the side to keep their ‘good moment’ going when Watford visit London Stadium on Saturday. 

The Irons head into this weekend’s match on the back of four consecutive Premier League victories, and will be looking to hit five for the first time since February 2006 versus the Hornets. 

The manager knows players and supporters alike are enjoying the good run of form and is eager to keep the fans smiling with another win against Watford. 

“Maybe we are starting some good days at West Ham, and we have to try and keep it that way until the end of the season,” Pellegrini said. 

We are starting some good days at West Ham, and we have to try and keep it that way until the end of the season. 

Manuel Pellegrini

“For me, having this good moment in the middle of the season is important for everyone. The fans are loud in the stadium and the players are playing with more trust, but what is important is that we finish the season in the spot that this club deserves. 

“You cannot have a good season without everyone working altogether. This is a good moment for everyone and we must keep it altogether.”

Despite the recent excellent form, Pellegrini insists he has not set his squad any particular targets for the remainder of the campaign.

The boss was asked what he classed as a successful season, to which Pellegrini responded: “To beat Watford! And after that we will talk about the next game.



“We didn’t have a target before the season. We must demonstrate game-by-game that we are able to be in a European spot.”

With his side showing their ability in recent games, leading to fans chanting ‘Pellegrini’s Claret and Blue Army’ the manager says his demands of each individual has not changed. 

If the Hammers continues to play at their best, the sky is the limit for what the side can achieve.

Pellegrini added: “What I demand to Robert Snodgrass is exactly the same as I demand to Javier Hernandez, to Michail Antonio, to Marko Arnautovic, to Lucas Perez. To everyone. 

“I know the performances they can have in football. You must have a level of performance with the quality you have as a player and I think that is my demand from all of them.

“After that, it depends on their ambition.”