Manuel Pellegrini has confessed that his West Ham side are devoid of confidence in the midst of a turgid run of form.

The West Ham boss is under immense pressure, as his sides 3-0 defeat at Turf Moor on Saturday saw the Hammers' winless run extend to seven games.

The Chilean will be given time to turn his fortunes around, but faces ​Tottenham​Chelsea​Arsenal and ​Liverpool in his next six games.

After falling to 16th place in the Premier League, the Chilean has claimed that he can rebuild the confidence lost in his players and pick up the form shown in the early stages of the season.

Manuel Pellegrini

The 66-year-old said, per the ​Daily Star: "We need to work together more than ever. We will try to recover the trust as a team, and I am sure the results will come. We need to work on the confidence of all the players.

“We need to play well as a team for 95 minutes and not just do different and important things just at one point.”

Despite ​West Ham's woes in recent weeks, Pellegrini will not be given a generous allowance in January. Alarm bells are starting to ring after spending more than £150m since taking the job in east London, and no progress has been made.

Manuel Pellegrini

Question marks over the boss' signings, including goalkeeper Roberto and attacking midfielder Pablo Fornals, have led to a lack of confidence in the Chilean on the financial front.

Pellegrini, who has vast experience in the game, knows how much pressure weighs down on his shoulders, as his side hovers only five points above the drop zone.

“For me, my pressure is always bigger than media pressure or the pressure of results. I think that, for me, it’s a challenge to be here in West Ham.

“Winning or losing, the pressure is exactly the same. We need to keep a cool head and continue working the way we think we must do it better and after that we will see the results.”