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​West Ham boss Pellegrini still optimistic of European qualification

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is still confident his relegation threatened club can qualify for European football despite the uncertainty over his future.

"I came here to try to grow and take the next step with this club," said Pellegrini. "To try to fight for a European spot. That is my mentality and we continue always with that mentality.

"I didn't come here for the money and to try to not be relegated. For me, that is not the way to be working.

"Of course we had very good moments during last season. We finished the season very well with 10 points from 12 and we started this season very well. You are always optimistic that you can improve.

"We are not winning in this moment and we must we try to recover our performance and always have a winning mentality, an ambitious mentality."

Ian Ferris
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