Pellegrini defends pointless West Ham after loss to Wolves

Date published: Saturday 1st September 2018 6:20

Manuel Pellegrini thinks West Ham “improved a lot” in the second-half of their last-gasp loss to Wolves in the Premier League.

Adama Traore climbed off the bench for Wolves and fired in a winner in the 93rd-minute of the match to condemn the Hammers to their fourth loss in their opening four Premier League matches.

“I don’t think it is a bad start, it is a very bad start,” Pellegrini told BBC Sport. “We can’t lose six points here at home like we have. Playing away against Liverpool and Arsenal and you don’t play so well is understandable. Here at home to lose we must be very worried.

“In the first half we didn’t play like the home team looking for three points. The second we improved a lot, made that mistake in the last minute that lost us the game.

When asked if all the new signings were still settling in at the London Stadium, Pellegrini added: “You can always have a lot of excuses for results, but it is not normal to lose four games.

“In the training ground we are doing well, no lack of attitude. We have to take that work during the week to a game where there is that added pressure. It is just to four games , we won’t stop fighting now. We are just starting and will resolve that problem.”

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