Things may not have got off to the brightest of starts for West Ham United this season but comments from Mark Noble give some hope.
The Hammers were well beaten 4-0 at Liverpool.
Defeat served to dampen the enthusiasm of fans excited after the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini and £100 million of new talent.
A sizeable chunk of that outlay went on record signing Felipe Anderson at £40 million from Lazio.
Noble and Anderson bromance explained
The Brazilian was one of very few positives from West Ham’s defeat at Anfield.
But it is a burgeoning relationship between Anderson and captain Mark Noble which could be prove to be one of the biggest positives of the season if it helps the record buy settle into London life.
Speaking in his new column in the Evening Standard, Noble revealed a special connection with Anderson.
“I’ve tried my hand at Google Translate with some of the new boys and they all have my number,” Noble told the Evening Standard.
‘He keeps texting me pictures of it’
“If they have any problems, they can ring me at any time.
“Felipe Anderson, for example, has a similar breed of dog to mine and he keeps texting me pictures of it!
“As team captain, I try to help the new players as much as I can.
“Sometimes it can take a while to settle in.”