It has been quite the start to Premier League life for West Ham’s Grady Diangana.
Replacing the injured Andriy Yarmolenko on the right-hand side of the Hammers’ attacking trio, the 20-year-old is quickly gaining a long list of admirers.
Enjoying his run in Manuel Pellegrini’s side, Diangana has been quick to thank another West Ham winger for his contribution.
Grady Diangana completed six take-ons vs. Burnley this weekend; no player has managed more in a single Premier League game so far this season.
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— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 4, 2018
Diangana praises Anderson
Speaking to Standard Sport over the weekend, the 20-year-old was filled with praise for the role teammate Felipe Anderson has had on his successful start.
“It’s quite exciting to be in a team which creates so many chances — and especially for an attacker to play with Felipe and Marko Arnautovic,”
“I’ve started to get a good understanding with Felipe and he’s always giving me advice as well, because we’re the same type of player.”
The DR Congo-born youngster also picked up his first Premier League assist during the weekend’s 4-2 victory over Burnley.
Despite being on the end of a heavy challenge, Diangana’s clever ball was finished by Anderson just after the hour mark.
Breaking the bank over the summer, the Hammers have their sights set on securing European football for the London Stadium.
With a trip to Huddersfield next up, the winger added that they’re looking to pick up maximum points.
“We’re looking to pick up as many points as possible because the teams we’re playing in the next few weeks, apart from Manchester City, are in and around us in the table.”
Anderson’s impressive start
While Diangana’s performance on Saturday was once again impressive, there was no doubt on who would be leaving the London Stadium with the Man of the Match award.
Scoring two second-half goals, West Ham’s record signing showed why Pellegrini was willing to invest £36million.
Forming a blossoming relationship with Diangana and talisman Marko Arnautović, the Brazilian has arguably been the Hammers’ standout performer.
The 25-year-old now has three Premier League goals in his last five appearances.
Speaking over the weekend, Anderson discussed how he is adapting to life in England.
The former Lazio man was always quick to thank his teammates for their help on and off the pitch.
“The Premier League is really hard, really strong and everybody is really strong.”
“I had to adapt and my team-mates always told me they had faith in me regardless if I played well or badly, and that has been really important for my adaptation and to be able to show my game.”