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Arthur Masuaku reveals Manuel Pellegrini demands of West Ham players

13:44 GMT+3 06/12/2018
Manuel Pellegrini
The 65-year-old's arrival in East London has had some effects in the style of play and mentality of the Hammers

West Ham United defender Arthur Masuaku has stated that Manuel Pellegrini wants West Ham United players to play more of attacking football.

Pellegrini took charge at the London Stadium on a three-year contract in May following the departure of David Moyes at the end of his short-term deal.

The former Malaga and Real Madrid manager had a woeful start to the 2018-19 season but has managed to turn their fortunes around.

The Hammers now have five wins and three draws in 15 league matches so far to occupy the 13th spot in the Premier League table.

In their last game against Cardiff City, West Ham had a total of 17 shots with 11 on target and Masuaku has revealed how the Chilean gaffer has changed the club's style of play.

"The coaching team wants us and pushes us to play attacking football. The manager wants us to have the ball and he wants us to enjoy having it,” Masuaku told club website.

"This is what we're trying to do and we are all happy for this result. We are all happy for the fans too and hopefully, now we can keep going and get another Crystal Palace."

Lucas Perez’s brace and Michail Antonio’s goal inspired West Ham to a 3-1 win over the Bluebirds on Tuesday and the DR Congo international who made his 11th league appearance in the tie is relishing competition for regular playing time with Aaron Cresswell.

"I played today [vs. Cardiff] and when Aaron plays, I think he's playing well. It's good because I think the coaches have two good left-backs to pick from," he added/

"We are both fighting to get into the team. We want to both give our best and I will keep trying to give our best. I'm happy with how I played against Cardiff."

Masuaku will hope to get a starting role when the Hammers welcome Crystal Palace to the London Stadium on Saturday as they target their third win in a row.