Mark Noble raved about Felipe Anderson’s display against Bournemouth on Wednesday, when writing his regular column for the Evening Standard.
The Brazilian joined the Hammers from Lazio for around £41.5 million in the summer of 2018 (BBC).
He really impressed during his debut campaign in the Premier League, racking up 10 goals and five assists in 40 appearances.
Anderson has really struggled this season, however.
The 26-year-old had failed to score in 19 games before he notched his first of the season against the Cherries. And his all-round display was very impressive.
The South American put in a real shift, and ran his socks off from the first whistle until he was taken off with around 25 minutes to play.
And Noble offered high words of praise for the manner in which Anderson went about his business for West Ham against Bournemouth on Wednesday, when writing his regular column for the Evening Standard:
“I was buzzing for Felipe Anderson against Bournemouth. He worked his socks off — the hardest I’ve seen him graft for ages — and the simple fact is that, if you work that hard consistently, the rewards will come, as with his second-half goal.”
Anderson must now produce the kind of form he showed against the Cherries on a consistent basis.
If he does play to his full potential, he will be a vitally important player for West Ham.
The Hammers can still make a run at the top 10, despite some tough fixtures ahead of them. But if they are to have any chance whatsoever of doing that, they need Anderson to be firing on all cylinders.
Wednesday against Bournemouth was a start. But the Brazilian still has a long way to go if he is to prove himself as a success in the Premier League.