Felipe Anderson is hoping that his form for West Ham can steer him towards international recognition.
The Brazilian became the most expensive player in West Ham‘s history when he made the £40 million move from Lazio to the East London club in the summer, and following an intitial period of adaptation to life in the Premier League, he has become an integral part of Manuel Pellegrini’s side – putting in some impressive performances.
The 25-year-old has scored eight goals and provided three assists for West Ham this season where he has featured in all 27 of their league games to date, including the 3-1 win over Fulham on Friday evening.
“On Friday it was a very important opportunity for us, to get three points towards the objectives we set up for ourselves this season,” Anderson told whufc.com.
“We were playing at home, in front of our fans, and we made the circumstances of the match even harder for us when we conceded the first goal but we managed to come back and get a good victory.”
Representatives of the Brazilian National Team watched that win at the London Stadium, and while Anderson was unaware of their presence, he did reveal that he is keen to be recalled, having received just one international cap back in 2015.
“I didn’t know, as I always say, it’s one of my main goals to go back to the National Team but I was very focused. 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.
“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.”