Pellegrini heaps praises on fringe players

first_imgWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has heaped praise on the team’s fringe players for standing in for injured first team players.The former Manchester City boss was only able to name six players from an available seven on the bench during the Hammers’ 2-1 win over Southampton on Thursday, with a number of first team players sidelined through injury and illness.Pellegrini played Michail Antonio at right-back in the absence of Ryan Fredericks and Pablo Zabaleta while Angelo Ogbonna started only his fourth Premier League game of the season, and the West Ham boss has hailed the work ethic of the fringe players of the team.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“Well it is not easy when you have 10 players injured,” Pellegrini said, according to Evening Standard.“But I always say that we have a squad and it is the moment maybe for players that are not playing all the games to demonstrate why they are in this squad.”“Antonio I think played very well tonight also very happy with the performance of Angelo Ogbonna and Pedro Obiang, players that for different reasons were not playing and tonight they play as if they were always in the starting XI, because they work well during the week.”last_img

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