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Pellegrini warns West Ham not to underestimate Huddersfield

Date published: Friday 9th November 2018 11:42

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned his side not to make a “big mistake” by thinking they can just turn up at Huddersfield and win.

The Irons recorded a first Premier League victory since defeating Manchester United at the end of September when they beat Burnley 4-2 last weekend.

The Terriers, though, will be aiming to build on the 1-0 success over Fulham on Monday night, which finally secured a league win after 11 matches.

Having opened the new campaign with four straight Premier League defeats, Pellegrini knows his team are now playing catch-up as they look to keep themselves clear of the battle for survival.

“Our start of the season was so bad that we need to recover points,” the West Ham manager said.

“(But) if we think that we are going to do it just because we are playing Huddersfield, who are not having such a good season, then I think we will be making a big mistake.

“They fight for every ball, they just won their first game, they only lost to Liverpool 1-0, so I think we need to play a complete game in defending and attacking if we want to win back-to-back games.”