Felipe Anderson West Ham

Felipe Anderson thanks West Ham for helping him earn Brazil recall

Felipe Anderson has thanked West Ham after earning a first call-up to the Brazil squad in four years.

The midfielder arrived at the London Stadium in a club-record transfer from Lazio last summer, and has impressed in his debut season in English football.

Anderson has scored eight league goals for Manuel Pellegrini’s side so far this season, and the 25-year-old’s form has seen him recalled to the national side for the first time since 2015, with the talented attacker winning his second international cap in the 1-1 draw with Panama at the weekend.

“It has been a long time since I was called up to the Brazilian national team and that’s very important to me,” Anderson told whufc.com.

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“I want to thank West Ham because this club has allowed me to showcase my abilities. As a consequence of playing well I got a call up after a long time, so I’m very excited to go there and show my worth there too.

“We have this competition [the Copa America], but there’s a lot of things that can happen before then. I have to keep on playing well here with West Ham and then go there and show what I can do.

“For sure, going to the competition is one of my goals but I have to keep on doing my job here and good things will ensue as a consequence.”

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