We have to start winning soon, says Hammers star

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 22nd July 2019

Felipe Anderson has reacted to West Ham's performance in the Asia Trophy by telling his team mates that they have to improve.

The Brazilian winger was one of many who failed to shine during the two fixtures in China against Manchester City and Newcastle United, both of which games ended in defeat for the Hammers.

And following the 4-1 and 1-0 defeats, Anderson - who is entering his second season as a Hammer - urged his team mates to carry on battling hard, which he maintains would soon result in the team returning to winning ways.

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"We have a competitive team, we have the players to go far, and good signings have arrived as well," Anderson told whufc.com.

"We know we have to improve a lot, but we have a great team and there is still a lot of time left [before the season begins].

"We have to start winning soon, we have 20 days to start the season, we are working well and I hope we win the next game."

Meanwhile manager Manuel Pellegrini remained philosophical despite his team suffering back-to-back defeats against two of their Premier League rivals.

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The manager insisted that he was happy with the team's preparations so far, whilst pointing out that he was missing ?65million's worth of new talent in Pablo Fornals and Sebastien Haller during the Chinese trip.

"I think that we are working pre-season in a way that we planned for at the start," he added.

"We had ten days in Switzerland where we worked mostly in a physical way and in China we have played two friendly games to see what level we are at.

"We used these two games to give minutes to the whole squad and I think that we are working well. We need to use the next few weeks to try to be mentally and physically ready."

West Ham in pre-season

11 Jul: SC Rheindorf Altach 2-3 West Ham Utd
17 Jul: Manchester City 4-1 West Ham Utd
20 Jul: West Ham Utd 0-1 Newcastle Utd
27 Jul: Fulham v West Ham Utd
31 Jul: Hertha Berlin v West Ham Utd
3 Aug: West Ham Utd v Athletico Bilbao

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