Felipe Anderson inspired by West Ham United trio

West Ham United attacker Felipe Anderson has revealed that he was inspired by some of the club’sfavourites including Carlos Tevez before making the summer switch. The Brazil international became the Hammers’ record signing from Lazio during the summer and he has since been ever-present for the Premier League duties.

Speaking to ESPN, Anderson said: “Since I was a kid I knew that [the Premier League] was the most important championship. Then when I started playing all the players said that it was the best, the most difficult, the most competitive. I wanted to come here to be among the best. I was following Tevez, Mascherano... I also followed Di Canio who played here a long time ago. I always followed the English championship a lot so when they told me about the possibility of coming here I did not think twice.”

Anderson started the campaign with a couple of average performances against Liverpool and Bournemouth but he has since managed to turn the screws after standing out during the recent outing at Arsenal. The defeat to the Gunners pushed the Hammers rooted to the bottom of the standings but there were nevertheless positives, considering Anderson was a constant threat for the opposition.

The Brazil international was constantly a presence for the Hammers on the counter attack during the game and he came from the meeting with an assist for Marko Arnautovic’s strike. As such, the performance is surely a boost for the Hammers but Manuel Pellegrini needs other new recruits joining the party before they can jump up the standings.

West Ham are scheduled to take on AFC Wimbledon in a midweek League Cup game and shortly after, they are set to entertain Wolverhampton Wanderers before heading into the international break. Wolves have looked promising on their top-flight return after registering hard-fought draws versus Everton and Manchester City and they are sure to offer a tough challenge for Pellegrini’s men.