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West Ham: Fans react to Manuel Pellegrini’s comments about Roberto

West Ham: Fans react to Manuel Pellegrini’s comments about Roberto

Things have not been going too well for West Ham recently and it is largely due to goalkeeping crisis at the club. 

The Hammers lie 16th in the Premier League after 12 matches but perhaps more alarmingly have not won a game or kept a clean sheet since September.

Manuel Pellegrini’s strugglers have shipped 11 goals in their last five games – six of those coming in their previous two matches against Newcastle and Burnley – with backup goalkeeper Roberto largely at fault for many of those goals.

The Spaniard was brought in over the summer to provide competition for Lukasz Fabianski but has started the Irons’ last five league games due to the Poland international sustaining a hip injury against Bournemouth at the end of September.

West Ham have lost four and drawn one of the five games Roberto has started, with the ‘keeper producing a calamitous performance against Burnley before the international break.

Fans of the club are now calling for the 33-year-old to be dropped for the visit of Tottenham this weekend, though it would appear that his manager, Manuel Pellegrini, will be sticking with him judging by the comments he made in his press conference earlier today.

Here’s how Irons fans reacted to the Chilean’s update on Twitter…

Should West Ham sign Giroud?

Yes

Yes

No

No

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