sport news Manuel Pellegrini calls on West Ham to push for Europa League place

'It is a feeling we must try to eliminate': Manuel Pellegrini does not want West Ham to sleepwalk to the end of the season and calls on them to push for Europa League qualification Manuel Pellegrini does not West Ham to sleepwalk to the end of the season Finishing seventh could still act as a route into European football He wants a reaction to Cardiff defeat against Huddersfield on Saturday

By Kieran Gill for MailOnline

Published: 23:19 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 23:19 GMT, 15 March 2019

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Manuel Pellegrini has called on West Ham's players to not sleepwalk towards the summer and instead end the season on a high by clinching a Europa League spot.

Finishing seventh in the Premier League could still act as a route into Europe and Pellegrini says he wants to 'eliminate' any sense that their season is over.

West Ham were beaten 2-0 by relegation battlers Cardiff last weekend and their boss is demanding a reaction when they host bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield.

Manuel Pellegrini has called on West Ham's players to not sleepwalk towards the summer

Manuel Pellegrini has called on West Ham's players to not sleepwalk towards the summer

'It is a feeling we must try to eliminate,' Pellegrini said. 'In every game you must give your best performance. We have to work hard for these 24 points more we can give.

'We are just five points from the European spots if one of the big teams wins the Cup so we have that mentality. You know we are in the

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