Manuel Pellegrini urges winning mentality in 2-1 win at Southampton
FOOTBALL-Nairobi, Kenya 27 December 23:10 GMT
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has emphasised that a winning mentality for the hammers is what will take them higher in the premier league as they beat Southampton 2-1 with Felipe Anderson’s brace and Nathan Redmond’s opener.
“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. He was quoted by BBCSports.com
“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.”
On Felipe Anderson
“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.”