ExWHUemployee highlighted one specific positive from West Ham moving to their new stadium, when speaking during the West Ham Way podcast (Wednesday, September 11th).

The Hammers initially experienced teething problems when they swapped Upton Park for the London Stadium way back in the summer of 2016.

Things seem to have turned round now, however.

West Ham have lost just two of their last 12 competitive matches at home. And more importantly, the players now seem to be much more confident at their Stratford home.

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Manuel Pellegrini (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

West Ham absolutely must make the London Stadium a fortress, if they are to go on and achieve a top seven finish this season.

The east London outfit have every chance of doing just that, however. Especially with a man like Manuel Pellegrini at the helm.

 

The Chilean took over at West Ham in the summer of 2018, and ExWHUemployee suggested that the Hammers might not have even been able to attract the 65-year-old, had they still been at Upton Park, when speaking during the West Ham Way podcast (Wednesday, September 11th):

“I think we wouldn’t have got Pellegrini had we been at Upton Park. I think he would have been impressed with the stadium and the project.”

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Manuel Pellegrini (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

Ex is probably spot on. West Ham seem to have the basic infrastructure in place to go on and achieve real success over the next few seasons.

And Pellegrini will be desperate to guide his side to European football and/or win a cup this season.

With the London Stadium now feeling like home, they have every chance of doing just that.

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