West Ham United fans have had a mixed reaction to Manuel Pellegrini’s assessment of their Premier League season.
“For the first season, to finish in the top 10 is not bad. We have improved in points, goals scored and goals conceded. So compared with the last season we have grown a step.” – Manuel Pellegrini pic.twitter.com/flJcJbLEnQ
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) May 20, 2019
The Hammers’ Twitter account posted a tweet quoting the manager on Monday, with Pellegrini saying: “For the first season, to finish in the top 10 is not bad. We have improved in points, goals scored and goals conceded. So compared with the last season we have grown a step.”
The east London club ultimately finished 10th after a fine late run of form which saw them win three games on the bounce, against bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur – becoming the first away team to win at their new stadium – Southampton and Watford.
They were, however, unable to mount a sustained challenge for a top-seven finish which, after Manchester City’s FA Cup victory, would have seen them qualify for the Europa League. Nuno Espirito Santo’s impressive Wolves side took the ‘best of the rest’ honour instead.
And fans have been left split on the Chilean’s assessment, as they look to push on again in the 2019-20 season, and potentially break into the top seven.
Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
And played some really good fast attacking football that was joy to watch.
VAR could have given us another 7 points.
Can’t wait for next season
— Mike Bell (@MikeBel92606020) May 20, 2019
Growing a step. It’s a start.
Frankly, we need to grow a ladder.
— Chris Ivory (@chrisivorylive) May 20, 2019
Small improvement each season, since moving to the London Stadium. Another small step next season, must be the only requirement. Remember how do you eat a elephant?
— ⚽Roly⚽ (@Roly4football) May 20, 2019
However, some of the performances were truly dreadful this season, especially against teams in the bottom half of the league. Right up there with some of the worst I have seen in 30 years supporting the club. More consistency please……
— Ross (@rossd182) May 20, 2019
The main improvement this season is the style of football we played. At least I can see what we are trying to do now and when it worked it was very pleasing on the eye.
— AB (@andybrazill) May 20, 2019
Significant step. May not seem much on paper but the whole feel about the club is different
— Matt (@sizzle_97) May 20, 2019