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Pellegrini warns against complacency ahead of Cardiff clash

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned his side against complacency when they face newly-promoted Cardiff at The London Stadium on Tuesday night.

West Ham delivered arguably their best performance of the season in Saturday’s win at Newcastle, Felipe Anderson adding to Javier Hernandez’s double as The Hammers won 3-0 in convincing style at St James’ Park.

Pellegrini’s side next face struggling Cardiff, who beat Wolves 2-1 on Friday night, and Pellegrini has warned his side not to take victory over Neil Warnock’s side for granted.

“If we have our minds focused on Cardiff, it will be an important advance. To win three more points is what we must do here at home.’’ Pellegrini told his pre-match press conference.

“One of the most important mistakes you can do is to think that because a team is in a bad position in the table it will be an easy game.

“The best games we played here were against Chelsea and Manchester United.

“I hope we are conscious tomorrow about that. I hope we give maximum of our pace and quality to have three points more (against Cardiff) and after that to think of the next rival.”

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