West Ham United winger Felipe Anderson has opened up on his struggle insisting he found it difficult to cope up with the hard and rugged nature of the Premier League.
West Ham splashed a mammoth £42m to rope in the player from Lazio but until the last game his impact hadn’t been felt. Despite being involved in all the 11 matches the 25 year old failed to justify his price tag.
But against Burnley he showed why the Hammers paid so much to bring him to the London stadium. Anderson’s fluid movement in the attacking third helped the London giants to create space which resulted in a brilliant 4-2 win over the Clarets.
The Brazilian scored a brace to solidify his position at the club but admits he faced sheer difficulty to acclimatize with the condition. “The Premier League is really hard, really strong and everybody is really strong.
“I had to adapt and my team-mates always told me they had faith in me regardless if I played well or badly, and that has been really important for my adaptation and to be able to show my game.”
He went on to add, “At 1-1 we believed we could win it, I scored and they equalised again and for some seconds we couldn’t believe it.
“But we are a team that fights until the very end, that believe in themselves and that helped us stay in the game.
“It’s better to work with a win, we have confidence and we want to get more.”