Manuel Pellegrini believes that the performance of Felipe Anderson in West Ham’s 4-2 win over Burnley today will give him ‘a lot of trust for the future’.
However, the 25-year-old came up with the goods today in a topsy-turvy game at the London Stadium, scoring two vital second-half goals to give the Hammers a 4-2 win over the Clarets.
At his post-match press conference, Pellegrini said that the margin of victory could have been even more emphatic:
“We needed to win because we have had a lot of games where have created chances but not won. Yes, we could have scored more.
“The first and most important thing is we won the game. We have been playing well and creating chances but we have either drawn or lost. We trust the way we play.
“I think the fans enjoyed this and in the moments of bad results, I have always felt they were behind the team.
The Chilean was most pleased with the performance of the Brazilian midfielder, however:
“Felipe Anderson scored two goals, he was involved in two goals and missed two goals. I think this game will give him a lot of trust for the future.”
The result solidified the Hammers position in the middle of the table, currently sitting in 11th, three points ahead of Crystal Palace, who face a tricky trip to Chelsea tomorrow.