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West Ham manager Pellegrini ‘proud’ despite Spurs defeat

Manuel Pellegrini said he is proud of his West Ham team despite their 1-0 home defeat to London rivals, Spurs, today.

Pellegrini, in his first season at the club, had enjoyed a recent improvement in form after a difficult start to their campaign, before The Hammers lost at Brighton in their previous fixture.

“The last game we didn’t play well and improved in the second half but we still lost.’’ He told the BBC.

“Today it was a very close game in the first half. The second half wasn’t complete because we didn’t score but we had chances.”

Defeat to Spurs is nothing to be ashamed about in recent years and Pellegrini appears to be aware of this, complimenting his side after the game.

“I am very proud about the team and we must continue like this but nobody is happy with the result.’’ He added.

West Ham travel to Leicester City, next Saturday. Then The Hammers once again welcome Spurs to London Stadium for their League Cup fixture. It will be the perfect opportunity for Pellegrini and co. to right the wrongs of today.

However, league form must improve for Pellegrini to be considered any kind of successful appointment. The Chilean manager must call on his years of experience and his previous knowledge of the Premier League to get things working for West Ham.

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