Felipe Anderson Encouraged by West Ham Start
West Ham winger Felipe Anderson says he is encouraged but not surprised by the Hammers’ start to the season. The Irons have won four of their first five games, losing only to defending champions Manchester City.
The London club bought well in the summer and the Brazilian says they can give any team a run for their money on their day. “Unfortunately, we didn’t start the season as we would have liked it, with that defeat at home [against Manchester City].
“But we knew we were working well, we had an exceptional preparation, so we knew the results would come,” the No8 explained. “And now we have showed our good side in these victories.
“We’re playing intelligently and keeping possession of the ball and that makes easier to create chances and to convert them of course.
“Our base of players is still the same, last season there were a lot of new faces, so it was harder to mould them into a unit but this season we already have that base, and the new players have quality so the process is easier.
“I have always said that West Ham have the quality to play against any rival,” he insisted. “Our idea is to be invincible at home and then try to get results away. So, we can play against anyone and we know it, but we also know that we have to go step by step.”