West Ham shocked Chelsea to end their winless Premier League run of seven games, defeating the Blues 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Irons' manager Manuel Pellegrini found himself under increasing pressure ahead of the game, following questionable team selection and abject performances of recent weeks.
However, the Chilean was able to get a tune from his hard-working players against Chelsea and he cited their consistency as a key factor in their unlikely success.
WHAT A WIN! — West Ham United (@WestHam) November 30, 2019
Speaking to the club's official website, Pellegrini stated: "
Pellegrini's ability to both motivate and organise his players has come into question during West Ham's winless run, with the Hammers conceding goals far too easily. However, the manager feels that the players are still committed to his methods - despite recent struggles.
He added: "
So happy to make my premier league debut. The lads in front of me were terrific and the @WestHam fans were so loud, you really drove us on to get an important 3 points. #COYI⚒ pic.twitter.com/g2rtP998bW— David Martin (@dmartin_gk) November 30, 2019