Felipe Anderson ‘Wants To Pay Back’ West Ham
Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson says he is keen to pay West Ham back for the trust they showed in him during a difficult start to the season.
Anderson joined the club from Lazio during the summer and the Irons lost their first four Premier League games. Access now the NoDeposit365 Showcases 5 and support your favourite Brazilian Teams.
Felipe says he is grateful the club stuck by him during this time and they have reaped the rewards with some great performances from the former Lazio man.
“I want to pay back the club for the opportunity they gave me and the love the supporters are giving to me,” he told the Evening Stanard.
“I am happy with what I have done until now, but there are things I would like to improve. I would like to do more, there is always margin to grow and reduce mistakes, fix things to get things perfect.
“We had a tough situation at the beginning of the season because many players were new, but we are training better every week and I am sure we are going to do good things.”
Anderson also says he wants to be remembered for being a star at West Ham, like Italian forward Paolo di Canio.
The Italian spent 4 years at Upton Park from 1999 – 2003, becoming a cult figure at the club and Anderson wants to emulate him, having also played for Lazio as di Canio did.
“He was a legend at Lazio and I know a lot about him,” Anderson continued. “I saw him many times and know his importance there, and here.
“Now I am at West Ham I want to follow in his steps, play like him and earn a reputation like him. I hope I can do the same as him and be remembered as a star for both clubs.”
Anderson’s performances have caught the eye this season, leading to a recall to the Brazilian national side this month with Neymar injured and Tite looking for a long term replacement for 31 year old Chelsea wide man Willian.
But the Brazilian insists he is happy in East London, despite attracting attention from the Premier League’s top 6. The player was heavily linked with Manchester United prior to joining West Ham. “I just want to do my best for the club, win as many titles as possible. I am happy here, I am not looking for something else.”