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West Ham star Felipe Anderson not fazed after finding out Brazil scouts watched him at London Stadium
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West Ham star Felipe Anderson not fazed after finding out Brazil scouts watched him at London Stadium

West Ham United record signing Felipe Anderson has been one of the stars of the Premier League this season.

Brazilians often struggle to adapt to life in England.

But Anderson has taken to it like a duck to water.

The attacker struggled for consistency early on following his £40 million move from Lazio.

But nine goals and nearly as many assists, plus the most successful dribbles in the Premier League, have made him a star.

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How Hammer Anderson has become a Premier League star

Anderson was named in the top 90 most in-form players in Europe’s leading leagues.

Sky Sports’ statistically calculated Power Rankings formula rated the top 100 players in Europe’s elite leagues earlier this season and Anderson came 90th.

He was also named among the top flight’s most creative players (Daily Mail).

Despite Anderson’s superb form the forward is still yet to add to his solitary cap for Brazil.

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Brazil scouts at London Stadium

So when he was told scouts from the Selecao were at the London Stadium to watch him in action in the win over Fulham last time out you would expect a few nerves.

However he was not fazed at all, telling the club’s official website he is confident his time will come.

“I didn’t know [that representatives of the Brazilian National Team were in the stadium (on Friday), as I always say, it’s one of my main goals to go back to the National Team but I was very focused,” Anderson told whufc.com.

“I want to get back there but to do so I know I need to give my all to the team and that’s what really matters.

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‘I’m sure I’m going to be called up’

“If I’m taken into account that gives me even more confidence to play my best football and if I keep on working I’m sure I’m going to be called up eventually.”

Back in September self-styled South American football expert Tim Vickery explained why Anderson was being overlooked.

“(Anderson) failed at Under-20 level,” Vickery said on Twitter.

“(He) has been inconsistent and there’s lots of competition.

“But keep it up and he’s in the mix.”

He has done just that since so a call-up will not be far away.