West Ham United midfielder Felipe Anderson has given an interview to Brazilian outlet UOL this Friday.
Part of the story was focused on his relationship with his manager at Santos, Muricy Ramalho, who constantly criticised him as a youngster and now sees the player in the Premier League.
But Felipe also had a lot to say about his time in European football, and started speaking about his last seasons for Italian side Lazio.
“Lazio did not want to sell me back then at all,” Felipe Anderson told UOL. “On the other hand, I believed in the project they had. Unfortunately, the last three years were not the best in Italy. The important thing is that I’m happy with everything that happened in my life.”
Asked by UOL about West Ham’s new stadium, which does not have the same soul as Upton Park, the player claims this is not really a problem: “It does not worry me, because I know that the supporters are fanatics, they always fill our games, and it’s for these people that I play. They have sold most of the tickets for the season, which makes me even more motivated.”
“I am very motivated to show my work in England because the Premier League is a league that I have always wanted to play in. We need a little time because the squad has many new players. moments of joy in West Ham. I believe in our work and I will still live many moments of joy in West Ham.”
Felipe Anderson played his first game for West Ham in the Premier League match against Liverpool last weekend. That wasn’t his dream debut, as the Hammers lost 4-0 and the player was replaced after 62 minutes.