West Ham United custodian Lukasz Fabianski has hailed Manuel Pellegrini for having a positive influence on the side.
The Chilean arrivals’ at the London Stadium marked a new era at the London club but the Chilean didn’t have the desired start in his second spell at the Premier League club.
On the back of an eventful transfer window, the Hammers would have hoped to have a blistering start to their new campaign but four losses on a trot had them on the back foot. But since then they have picked up the rhythm and have registered seven wins in the top flight breaking into the top half the table.
Fabianski who has been the preferred choice in the goal has praised the manager’s vision. “We were a group that needed a bit of time to find the balance within the team, to find the right way and what suits us when it comes to playing – the shape, the tactics – and what suits the manager best when it comes to picking a team to perform.
“Since the first four games we lost, after that, I think we’ve been in pretty good form during this period and I think the manager knows more about us as a group and what to expect from every single player, and what suits him best to get the best out of the team.
“It was tactics and the mentality of the group [that have developed] as well. We understood more what his demands are, especially on the mental side of the game, his approach and how he wants his team to behave on the pitch in different circumstances. We understood his ideas of being a team a lot better.”