Gary Neville makes positive comments about Sam Allardyce's West Ham

Sam Allardyce Press Conference 12/02/2014

Neville says West Ham's start is a continuation of Sam Allardyce's good work at the club.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville praised West Ham after last night's performance, but also had positive words for previous boss Sam Allardyce.

Neville told SkySports Monday Night Football broadcast after the 2-0 victory over Newcastle United that Slaven Bilic's side are continuing the good work Allardyce put in. He took the unlikely and contrarian opinion of praising the football played under the previous boss.

He said: "The fans weren't happy at times, but I have to say the football they played in the first six months of last season under Sam Allardyce was really good, this is a continuation of it.

"It's good, attacking, aggressive football, we've seen Leicester do it, it's good to watch."

Allardyce left West Ham by mutual consent after fans and owners got frustrated with poor results in the second half of last season, with the style no better either.

Bilic's side are in good form despite two early home losses, and sit in fifth place in the Premier League table with nine points.

West Ham had a decent start last year, but this time around they need to maintain it into the second half of the campaign.

Neville believes the Hammers are well set to do so, with the pace they have in the side making them a real danger to opponents.

He said: "It's difficult to play without pace and West Ham have got it in abundance. The counter attack is such a threat."

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