West Ham's Manuel Pellegrini 'trusts' own ability despite four Premier League defeats

Rex Christensen
September 16, 2018

Pellegrini agrees with Balbuena assessment that the Hammers are letting teams dominate them too easily.

Within the club, however, there is a feeling that the issue is an irritation rather than a major cause for concern and Pellegrini attempted to pour cold water on the topic before Sunday's trip to Everton.

"It's not true", he said (via the Mirror).

'In every team I have managed, the day before the game I work the set-pieces so all the players know the day before who will play and who will not.

Asked if he knows the source of the leaks, Pellegrini said: "I don't have any idea, I'm not anxious about that".

Since the start of last season, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been directly involved in more goals for Everton in all competitions than any other player (11 goals, 6 assists).

"There are a lot of ways or reasons why some people can know the team before it is released".

'I don't worry about that.

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"I'm anxious about trying to win the points".

And when quizzed on whether opponents stand to gain from the early information, Pellegrini continued: "I don't think that is the most important thing".

West Ham have picked up just one win from their last 15 away Premier League games played on Sunday (W1 D5 L9).

Everton take on West Ham at Goodison Park in their first game following the global break.

"I have been in this position before", he said. After that with Málaga when I arrived in the first season, the team was in the relegation zone.

The Hammers have lost their first four games for only the second time in their history and they've never lost their opening five games of a league season.

It could be a smart move to bring him into the 18-man match day squad in the next month and see if he's good enough to compete alongside the likes of Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic in attack. "I am more confident than ever".

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