Felipe Anderson has thanked West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini for his ‘trust’ after earning a recall to the Brazilian national side.
The 25-year-old has been included in Brazil’s squad for the first time in four years for their upcoming friendlies with Panama and the Czech Republic, and will be hoping to add his sole senior cap earned against Mexico in 2015.
Anderson, who signed for West Ham for a club-record £36m from Lazio last summer, thanked club boss Pellegrini for the faith he has shown in the attacking midfielder since his arrival at the London Stadium.
“I’ve always said that it was a dream to go to the national team,” Anderson told whufc.com.
“The coach (Pellegrini) gave me his trust to play constantly, to get into a rhythm and I’m very happy and excited to get there and be with my national teammates.”
“Copa America is a great opportunity, but I have to think of the present first,”
“I have to do well at West Ham, then be called up
“This is the first time I have worked with this staff so I have to go and play well and take it one day at a time.”