West Ham’s Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini says he wants his side to continue pushing up the Premier League table.
The Hammers are currently 9th in the table after a brilliant run of five wins from their last six games.
Pellegrini acknowledged the recent upturn in West Ham’s form when speaking after his sides 2-1 away win against Southampton last night.
“December has been a good month for the team, not just for me, for the team. We played a very good game from the beginning. We didn’t allow Southampton to reach our box. We started one goal down but we drew level as soon as we could and then got the second goal,’’ Pellegrini told BBC Sport.
“I think one of the most important things is that we play the same way away as at home. We try to continue doing our work. The better thing we did was to stop them being near our box.”
Hammers attacker Felipe Anderson continued his excellent recent form by scoring a superb double against the Saints and Pellegrini also spoke about the Brazilian midfielder’s ability to change the course of a game.
“Anderson’s run of goals is important for him and the team. It’s not easy for a midfield player to score so many goals by this stage of the season. He can change the score of the game in any moment.
“It’s consistency that is important for us. The important thing after our start to the season was to reduce the gap to all the other teams. I think if we continue play this way, we will improve the number of points we can get. With our winning mentality, it’s important to finish as high up the table as we can.”
Next up for West Ham is a home fixture against Burnley on Sunday.