Anderson Happy with West Ham Improvement
West Ham attacker Felipe Anderson says he and his teammates recognised the need for improvement this season.
The Irons finished 10th last season, but Anderson says after another year together, the team should be looking to improve on that.
“I’m happy with how things went but, I when I think about it, we could have made it better,” he told the West Ham website. Enjoy the best football prediction and support your favourite Brazilian Team.
“This year, we really need to improve because we have played together for a year and we know each other.
“Last year, a lot of players arrived so it was hard because we didn’t know each other and we had to play together straightaway, but now we have spent a year together so this year we need to improve.
“It’s good because this year we feel like we have feeling for each other, we play happy and work hard.
“There’s a lot of competition because there’s a lot of quality players, everyone can play in the same level, and that’s good. We are training hard and that’s good for West Ham. I’m excited. I’m sure we can do really great things this season.”
Anderson also recalled his tough road to professional football in his native Brazil, “Anderson was born in the nation’s capital Brasília, where there are few professional teams. He had to move to São Paulo at a young age to train with Santos.
“It’s so difficult to play in another city when you’re a kid, because when your family can follow you it’s easier,” he recalled. “But to follow my dream I needed to go alone, to leave my family behind.
“From the age of 13 to 17 I lived in the clubhouse. It was hard, because I had no certainties. It was a challenge and I didn’t know if I would be able to fulfil my dream. So, when you have no certainties, it’s hard.
“But after I turned 15 or 16 when I could see that I could be a professional player, I was happier and I was more confident I could help my family.
“At the same time, it was also difficult because Santos had many good players so every year and when the new players around, you needed to be different, to be better.”
Anderson was called into the Brazil squad on one occasion earlier this year, as a result of his good form with West Ham.