West Ham United slumped to a sixth defeat in eight Premier League games (TransferMarkt) on Wednesday evening as they were beaten 2-0 by Wolves away from home.
Goals from Leander Dendoncker and Patrick Cutrone sealed all three points for the West Midlands side and left the Hammers looking nervously over their shoulders with just two points between themselves and the relegation zone (BBC Sport).
After the game manager Manuel Pellegrini carried out his usual media duties and claimed that it is “more important” that the club win their home games (via @Sam_InkersoleTM).
Those comments have not gone down well at all with a large section of the West Ham faithful, who weren’t impressed with what they perceive to be a negative attitude.
They believe that they should be trying to win every game, with some even name-checking ex-Hammers boss Sam Allardyce and saying that it is the mentality of a manager simply trying to avoid relegation.
Ironically, the Hammers’ home form isn’t great this term. Indeed, they have lost four of their seven matches at the London Stadium, winning just two (TransferMarkt).
Here is how some responded to Pellegrini’s comments on social media…
We should be looking to win every game. What sort of a message does that send to the players. “It’s ok we’ve got an away game coming up so don’t bother trying to win it, put no effort in” It’s time to get a young manager in that has fresh ideas and can motivate!
— A M (@AFM_WHUFC) December 4, 2019
Oh no, we’re in Big Sam territory – target certain games.
— Amby (@ambrop) December 4, 2019
That’s the talk of someone managing a team trying to avoid relegation
— Stuart (@Ooglestu) December 4, 2019
— alex short (@shortie319) December 4, 2019
This is a stement if your fighting relegation and even then it’s negative
— Joel Guy ⚒ (@Joel_guy_89) December 4, 2019
What a depressing situation
— Stephen James (@Stephen4James) December 4, 2019
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