West Ham midfielder Matthew Taylor praises Hammers boss (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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West Ham United midfielder Matthew Taylor praises Hammers boss Sam Allardyce
2:22pm Monday 14th April 2014 in Football
West Ham United midfielder Matty Taylor has heaped praise on manager Sam Allardyce for rescuing the Hammers from a seemingly perilous position at the turn of the year.
West Ham were second from bottom after a 2-1 defeat at Fulham on New Year's Day and three points from safety.
However, a Jose Mourinho resented display at Stamford Bridge, in which they earned a point, spawned a run of four consecutive wins in February that saw Allardyce's men pull away from danger.
Talking to the Daily Mail whilst coaching his Luton under-15 academy side, Taylor said: “You can’t go to Chelsea and outplay them at their game, that’s suicide.
“We believed we could frustrate them by playing narrow. The manager gave us a very good game plan. The reaction in the dressing room afterwards was fantastic, it gave us the kick to pick up four consecutive wins”.
Taylor, 32, is a revitalised figure within West Ham’s midfield and has been selected by Sam Allardyce to partner Mark Noble for 10 of the past 11 Premier League matches, which have yielded a more than credible 19 points.
West Ham currently sit in 11th, with five games to play and a trip to Arsenal tomorrow night.
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