A totally delighted Manuel Pellegrini expressed how content he was with West Ham United’s play in their 3-0 road victory over Newcastle.
In the post-match interview at St. James’ Park, the pensive Chilean described his team’s quality Saturday in bouncing back from the clear defeat it suffered to league leaders Manchester City last week.
“I am satisfied because it was a complete performance both in defending and in attacking,” said Pellegrini. “First in defending, I think we changed from the bad game we had against Manchester City and didn’t make one mistake.”
“And in attacking, scoring three goals in a game is not easy, especially against Newcastle who is one of the better defensive teams better in the Premier League. They were coming in off three wins in a row, so I think we were a balanced team and produced a complete performance.”
From the match’s inception, Pellegrini revealed in his team’s efforts on Saturday.
“I enjoyed it, of course, because when you’re a manager or a player, in the first five or ten minutes you know how you’re going to play,” he said. “After that, a lot of balls decide the score, but I think we started the game differently to the way we started against Brighton or Huddersfield, so I was calm.”
“We were playing the way we need to, with intensity without the ball and quality when we had the ball.”