Felipe Anderson credits Mexico international’s influence at West Ham United

West Ham United attacker Felipe Anderson has said that Javier Hernandez has played a key role in him settling to the new surroundings. The Brazilian became the club’s record signing after joining from Lazio during the summer and of late, he has picked up form with Hernandez leading the line for the east London outfit.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Anderson said that he has a good relationship with Hernandez on and off the pitch and this has translated into the recent upturn in form for both players, who were struggling to deliver during the opening stages of the campaign, he said: “Since I arrived, Chicharito always treated me well. He gave me his trust on the pitch, he always let me know that I could count on him to finish my moves and like that we developed a good feeling and that has been important. And also we have a very good relationship off the pitch.”

“Hernandez had been recently linked with a potential move away from the London Stadium“ with reports suggesting that he has become a negative influence in the club’s dressing room amid their average run of results in the Premier League. However, judging by Anderson’s comments, that does not seem the case and “the Mexican has recently“ picked up form with three goals from the previous four matches.

Meanwhile, Anderson has also impressed with assists against London opposition over the past two weeks and he has the opportunity to replicate the same when Watford make the trip to their stadium this weekend. The Hammers are currently on a run of four successive league victories but they can expect a tricky game against Watford, who have been regularly finding the scoresheet this term. The Hammers won the previous meeting 2-0 earlier in the year with Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic on the scoresheet.