West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has been discussing his ambitions for the team’s style of play.
The Chilean tactician has given West Ham an identity again this season.
Supporters have loved the style of play implemented by Pellegrini since taking over in the summer.
Things got off to a sticky start. But once the manager’s philosophy was fully embedded the Hammers were transformed.
Hammers have their identity back
A Premier League worst injury list has held the East Londoners back and impacted their consistency.
But some excellent recruitment and Pellegrini’s tactics have ensured West Ham have enjoyed a comfortable season.
The Hammers boss told the Independent he feels West Ham could have been even better if it were not for injuries to key playmakers.
And he outlined his dream scenario is to have Manuel Lanzini, Samir Nasri, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko all fit and firing in the same team.
Pellegrini’s dream West Ham scenario
“Those players make a difference especially for the strikers,” Pellegrini told the Independent.
“When you don’t have them, you must try to find another way of playing.
“But we have playmakers here, and I hope some day we are going to see all of them playing together.”
The quartet have only played 11 games between them this season.
Exciting prospect for fans
The prospect of all four in the same side is certainly exciting for fans especially when Felipe Anderson and Michail Antonio are thrown into the mix too.
But that is unlikely to happen until next season given the uncertainty surrounding Jack Wilshere’s ankle injury.
Lanzini and Nasri are back and Yarmolenko is expected to feature before the end of the campaign.
Wilshere could be out until next term, though.
West Ham could well be ones to watch next season with everyone fit. Particularly if they strengthen further in the summer.