Manuel Pellegrini sat down with the media in his pre-match press conference to discuss a number of topics ahead of West Ham’s trip to the South Coast to face Bournemouth.

After a confidence boosting win over Arsenal last weekend, Pellegrini’s side will doubtless feel hugely confident heading to the Vitality Stadium, not least as they’re playing a side without a win since before Christmas.

If results go the right way, the Hammers could leapfrog both Leicester and Watford into 7th with a win over the Cherries.

The boss discussed Declan Rice, the Bournemouth game, habit of losing after beating a ‘bigger’ team, the current target for the team and January transfers.

Here’s what the gaffer had to say…