Friday November 23 2018
Anderson: 'Easy' to leave Lazio

Felipe Anderson claims it was an ‘easy’ decision to leave Lazio for West Ham United over the summer.

Anderson became West Ham’s record signing in a deal worth €40m plus bonuses, and the Brazilian winger made it clear he lost his lustre for Lazio.

“Everyone knows that when you have got that title of club-record signing you’re expected to do something different, to do big things,” he told The Daily Mail.

“There is a lot of belief in you. I think it is more about the trust of the club. The club trusts me to perform.

“It’s not as much pressure. They are trusting me to play my game. One hundred percent. I always followed the Premier League. It’s a quick game with very strong players. Speed is one of my characteristics.

“This was where I wanted to be. I felt ready to come to West Ham. Now I feel ready to take on these challenges and do something great here.

“What I was really looking for was for a project and a team that believed in me 100 percent.

“That’s what I found with West Ham. The coach always supported me and still supports me. When I found out it was West Ham who had an interest in me, it was an easy decision.

“I had no difficulty in saying yes. I knew about the traditions. That’s why I wanted to come here.

“Of course Europe is an objective. Recently there have been big changes to the club, with new players and a new Coach, so the most important thing right now is to get the wins.

“We’ve got a solid team. We’re definitely finding our style. There are bigger goals, but we’re taking it game by game and winning all we can.

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