Felipe Anderson wants to emulate Paolo Di Canio at West Ham

Anderson joins West Ham

Felipe Anderson joined West Ham in July of 2018 from Lazio for a fee of around £34m.

Anderson played 177 games for Lazio before making the switch to the Premier League, in which he scored 34 and assisted 42.

Both Anderson and West Ham had a slightly slow start to the season.

The Hammers lost their opening four league games of the season, with Anderson failing to open his account.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at London Stadium on September 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Felipe Anderson on Di Canio

However, the Hammers would eventually turn their poor form around and Anderson would open his tally for West Ham seven games into the season in their 3-1 win over Man United.

The Brazilian has now scored nine and assisted four across all competitions this campaign for West Ham.

 

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Unfortunately, Anderson has now gone 10 league games without scoring for West Ham. He also registered just one assist in that period.

Despite the dip in form, Anderson seems to be enjoying his time in London and wants to emulate Lazio and West Ham fan favourite, Paulo Di Canio:

“He was a legend at Lazio and I know a lot about him.

“I saw him many times and know his importance there, and here. Now I am at West Ham I want to follow in his steps, play like him and earn a reputation like him.

“I hope I can do the same as him and be remembered as a star for both clubs.”As quoted by the Evening Standard.

Di Canio spent five seasons at West Ham between 1998 and 2003.

His best scoring season saw him net 16 times in 30 games for West Ham.

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