Felipe Anderson Wants ‘To Live Like An English Person’
West Ham winger Felipe Anderson says he is adjusting to life in England with the help of Netflix. The Brazilian says he understands nearly everything in English now, having moved to London from Lazio last summer.
Anderson says he feels settled in England now, telling the Evening Standard, “I understand almost everything in English. I am just not 100 per cent on numbers, so when I am out I am comfortable ordering food but when I am paying, I have to make sure I am paying the right amount!
“I had many things to manage when I moved here — the weather, a new language, a new club, all different things. But I am adapting day after day. I always have new things to learn and that excites me.
“I love being here and I want to live like an English person. What I love about this place is that there is a huge cultural mix — many different people coming from all different parts of the world, all different backgrounds and they all accept each other.
“I always dreamed one day to be playing in the Premier League and I am settled here already. To speed up the process of understanding English I have been watching You (a US thriller) on Netflix in English with the Portuguese subtitles.
“It is helping me strengthen my hearing and in our house, on every single object, we have the English translation. So, for example, when we go in the kitchen we know the names of the glasses, the forks and the fridge. I am just struggling with the numbers.”