Felipe Anderson West Ham

Anderson discusses early season form and wants West Ham to make London Stadium a fortress

Felipe Anderson has discussed West Ham’s start to the new season and called on Manuel Pellegrini’s side to turn the London Stadium into a fortress.

After beginning the new campaign with a comprehensive home defeat to Manchester City, West Ham have gone three games unbeaten heading into the international break, including back-to-back wins over Watford and Norwich City.

Midfielder Anderson has discussed his side’s form over the opening weekends, with the 26-year-old admitting the club were confident the results would come, despite their opening day hammering.

“Unfortunately, we didn’t start the season as we would have liked it, with that defeat at home, but we knew we were working well, we had an exceptional preparation, so we knew the results would come, and now we have showed our good side in these victories,” Anderson told whufc.com.

“We’re playing intelligently and keeping possession of the ball and that makes easier to create chances and to convert them of course.

“Our base of players is still the same, last season there were a lot of new faces, so it was harder to mould them into a unit but this season we already have that base, and the new players have quality so the process is easier.”

Club-record signing Sebastien Haller has enjoyed a superb start to the season after his £45m move from Eintracht Frankfurt, bolstering an exciting looking attacking line-up that includes returning long-term absentees Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko.

Anderson admits West Ham now have the quality to truly compete in the Premier League, and says he is hopeful his side can turn the London Stadium into a daunting trip for opposition teams.

“I have always said that West Ham have the quality to play against any rival,” he added. “Our idea is to be invincible at home and then try to get results away. So, we can play against anyone and we know it, but we also know that we have to go step by step.”

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