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Born-again Anderson doing a Haller

It had to happen of course – just as it did with Seb Haller …Felipe Anderson is back in the form of his life.

After a miserable time with the Hammers the Brazilian finally saw his loan spell agonies in Portugal come to an end with the Hammers agreeing a £4 million fee with his former club Lazio.

The player had hit a slump from which some wondered whether he would ever re-emerge but the return to Serie A and his familiar surroundings has worked the oracle.

The £35 million Hammers signing is showing himself to be a fine footballer again and on Sunday was the star of the show as he showed against Roma when scoring one and providing a glorious assist.

Manager Maurizio Sarri, who has given him the freedom and confidence to strut his stuff and he could hardly be showing better form

Anderson set up one goal against Roma, a glorious floated cross powered home by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, before tapping in himself following fine approach play from Ciro Immobile.

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6 comments on “Born-again Anderson doing a Haller

  1. Well for whatever reason Pellegrini played him on the left, Sarri played him right of centre and floating into pockets of space. He looks so comfortable there, Good luck Felipe.

  2. Anderson had a ten game spell for us where he got goals and assists but even then he still managed to look pretty lethargic and uncommitted to the cause.

  3. One hard tackle and he’ll soon retreat into the coward was always was.

  4. Our league isn’t for everybody. I wish them well. I think you must have a physical and mental strength to your game to play in England. Neither Anderson nor Haller were bad players, talent wise, they just didn’t seem to have the work ethic or mental fortitude to sustain success in the Prem. I think Yarmalenko falls into this category too. He doesn’t lack talent, he just doesn’t have the mentality to play Prem style football IMHO. It’s not entirely the players fault we don’t understand what we’re getting. One reason I’m thrilled we are overhauling our scouting and player acquisition system is that we may be able to do a better job determining these things before we spend ridiculous amounts of money on a punt. I live in hope anyway.

  5. Not impressed. put him back in premier league same outcome . And he was not very good at porto eiither. Roma welcome to him.Same with Haller. Easier slower leagues.

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