Following the excitement and the ecstasy that derived from our summer transfer window, the mood among West Ham supporters has dampened somewhat following consecutive league losses. Despite our poor start to the season, our new signings will make their mark soon enough.
Since moving to the London Stadium, we have been promised the world, and our business in the transfer market during the summer was one of the first examples of the club acting on their promises. To the board’s credit, they performed remarkably well in identifying and acquiring accomplished talents, players who have the ability to take the club to the next level.
With that in mind, I can appreciate and sympathise with supporters’ frustrations following successive league defeats to Liverpool and Bournemouth, but as Pellegrini has publicly stated we must trust in him, and in the team.
The likes of Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko have the capacity to be incredibly significant players this season; we must grant them the time to adapt to life in a new division. Without a doubt, the Premier League is notably more physical and fast-paced than corresponding European leagues. Thus the acclimatisation process is likely to take time.
Anderson contributed towards 11 league goals in 21 Serie A games for Lazio last season, scoring four and registering seven assists. Similarly, Yarmolenko contributed towards eight goals in 26 games for Borussia Dortmund last season, scoring six goals and achieving two assists. These players have the experience and the skills to make an exceedingly meaningful impact at the club this season.
Once they’ve familiarised themselves with the demands of the league, then I’m thoroughly confident that the pair will flourish for us. This has the potential to be an incredibly promising season for the club, but we must remain patient.
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