West Ham United star Robert Snodgrass has raved about manager Manuel Pellegrini and said he is positive about the 2019-20 campaign.
The Scot was one of the Hammers players who was seemingly resurrected by the Chilean manager last season.
Snodgrass arrived at the London Stadium in January 2017 from Hull City and endured a difficult first-six months at the club under former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic.
Some felt that his lack of sparkle was due to him being played out of position – but the Scotland international is happy with the Irons now.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with the manager. I think you go through a stage where you’re constantly asking questions because you’re learning every day, and when it’s like that you need to bring results with it.
“I think supporters will agree that we had some good performances at London Stadium last season, and away from home as well. I also think the manager was happy because, although we didn’t perform in those first four games, we got to grips with our problems and picked up better results.
“Football is a results-based business and when it’s going well like it has been, everybody buys into what we’re trying to do here.”
Snodgrass starred last season for the Hammers as he went on to play 33 times in the Premier League, scoring two goals and recording five assists.
As a result of his displays, West Ham opted to reward him with a one-year extension to his contract, with an option to renew for a further 12 months.
Snodgrass is likely to be a key part of Pellegrini’s first-team plans next season as the Hammers look to challenge for European football.
The club has so far had a promising summer as they have brought in Pablo Fornals and goalkeeper Roberto, while they have offloaded the likes of Adrian, Andy Carroll, Samir Nasri and Lucas Perez.
The club must look to bring in a quality striker this summer. They have been linked with moves for Maxi Gomez of Celta Vigo and Callum Wilson of Bournemouth.