West Ham skipper Mark Noble absolutely raved about Felipe Anderson, when speaking to the club’s official Twitter account, labelling the Brazilian as a special player.
Anderson, 26, joined the Hammers from Lazio in the summer of 2018, for a fee believed to be worth £42 million, according to Sky Sports.
And he has already proven himself to be a real hit at the London Stadium.
The South American has racked up 10 goals and seven assists in 44 appearances in all competitions for West Ham.
And he is now undoubtedly one of the first names on Manuel Pellegrini’s team-sheet.
The 26-year-old has thrilled Hammers fans since his arrival at the club with incredible skill and flair. He is also a very hard worker, however.
And club skipper Noble made his feelings on Anderson very clear, when speaking exclusively to the club’s official Twitter account:
“That’s why you pay the big bucks for these players. Everyone sees the skills and running but his work-rate off the ball, getting back and tackling, is fantastic. He really is a special player.”
Noble is spot on. The Brazilian’s hard work ethic often goes unnoticed, and he deserves great credit for his approach to the game, considering the amount of skill and flair that he possesses.
In what is his second season in England, Anderson will be hoping to improve even further still on his displays an attacking output from last term.
And if he can record something likes 10 goals and 10 assists, West Ham will have a great chance of finishing inside the top seven this season.