It was not so long ago that Manuel Pellegrini’s name was being sung heartily by West Ham United fans.
But two long months and eight games without a win saw the Chilean under intense pressure.
The impact of Lukasz Fabianski’s injury was worse than anyone had feared as the hapless Roberto cost West Ham time and again.
West Ham spirit and togetherness had been questioned
West Ham’s togetherness, spirit, heart, determination and will to win for their manager has been questioned by fans and pundits alike during a testing time.
David Martin’s calm presence in goal helped settle a side bereft of confidence as West Ham beat Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday to end their eight-game winless run.
The manner of the performance went a long way to proving West Ham’s players are behind Pellegrini.
And a superb video posted by West Ham’s media team in the wake of the victory shows a clear togetherness in the team.
Pellegrini comes up with the answer
The video, which has had 75,000 views, is a montage of various clips of the West Ham squad celebrating and embracing after the final whistle at Stamford Bridge.
It shows captain Mark Noble passionately celebrating as the final whistle is blown.
Declan Rice running over to celebrate with the West Ham supporters and Martin saluting them by kissing the Hammers badge on his shirt.
The best video you will see all week
It also shows the emotional scenes with Martin. Snodgrass is seen fist pumping. And the whole squad running on to the pitch to congratulate their teammates.
It is undoubtedly the best 30 seconds of footage West Ham fans have seen for a long time.
And the perfect way to start a new week, you can see the video below.
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— West Ham United (@WestHam) November 30, 2019