Felipe Anderson spoke exclusively to the club’s official website about West Ham’s start to their 2019/20 Premier League campaign, and highlighted the big difference between this season and last.
The Hammers have made a decent start to the season. They currently sit in eighth place in the table, but are only four points off second.
Many fans and pundits are tipping West Ham for a top six finish this season. The east London outfit will need to improve upon their consistency, however, if they are to do just that.
Anderson joined the Hammers from Lazio in the summer of 2018 for £41.5 million (BBC Sport).
And he has established himself as one of Manuel Pellegrini’s most important players.
West Ham were fairly disappointing last term, but they look like a far more unified outfit this season.
The Brazilian spoke to WHUFC.com, and highlighted the big difference between this season and last:
“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. 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.”
Anderson himself hasn’t quite been on his best form recently. He clearly has tremendous talent, however, and if he returns to his best, West Ham will be well capable of cracking the top six.