West Ham attacker Felipe Anderson has revealed that he is growing in confidence after scoring his third goal in two Premier League games against Huddersfield at the weekend.
Brazil international Anderson became West Ham’s record signing when he moved to the London Stadium from Serie A side Lazio in the summer.
However, despite featuring in all of the Hammers Premier League fixtures this season, he had struggled to make much of an impact until he put in a superb man of the match performance against Burnley recently.
Anderson scored a brace against Sean Dyche’s Clarets and scored a crucial equaliser against Huddersfield last Saturday.
Speaking after the draw against David Wagner’s Terriers, Anderson admitted that getting on the score sheet recently is a big boost for his confidence.
“I’m very happy to score and as a result gain more confidence and be able to help the team get points,” Anderson told West Ham’s official website.
“Unfortunately we couldn’t get the victory today so despite having scored I’m not entirely happy because I always think of the group first and winning is the most important thing regardless of who scored. But I could contribute to take a point home, which is satisfying as well.
“The last pass wasn’t very good at Huddersfield, we created a lot of clear chances but I think we can do a lot more and play as well as we have done without having to come from behind.
“Unfortunately today was a day in which we needed to do a bit more but these things happen in football and we managed to come from behind and get a fair point.
“I’m happy with the goals. We didn’t get the result we wanted but these last goals have allowed us to grow and not to lose points so easily. We knew that today’s game was going to be hard, and then they managed to score and we had to come from behind but I’m happy to show my confidence scoring goals.
“Now we will have the international break to work hard on the things we’ve been missing, so we will already focus and use this extra time to prepare for the next match.”