Thursday 14 Mar
Updated Friday 15 Mar 09:42

Anderson expecting West Ham improvement at home to Huddersfield



West Ham United supporters can expect a much-improved performance when the side take on Huddersfield Town this Saturday, according to Felipe Anderson. 

The Irons return to London Stadium this weekend after a disappointing defeat to Cardiff City last weekend, with Manuel Pellegrini's side unbeaten at home in 2019, picking up points against the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and most recently Newcastle.

Anderson knows an improvement is needed against Huddersfield and is backing the side to get back to winning ways against the Terriers.

I know that we’re going to respond, give our best and get three points.

Felipe Anderson

"The Cardiff defeat was a very hard match for us," Anderson told "But we have the players in the team that know what to do in these times, and who know how to pick up the team’s spirits. I know that we’re going to respond, give our best and get three points.

"We’re training very hard and we are very happy that we have managed to get very positive results at home recently. I think we’re going to improve because we will be playing at home, in front of our fans."

Anderson scored the all-important equaliser for the Irons in the reverse fixture in November, netting a brilliant strike in a 1-1 draw. The Brazilian admitted he would have preferred the win, but wants to keep helping the team in any way he can.

"That wasn’t the result we wanted in that match," Anderson reflected. "We conceded a goal very soon and we had to push forward to get a draw. 

"I’m happy to have scored but I would have liked us to get the three points. I work to score in victories, but is more important to win in any way. I work to contribute any way I can, with goals, runs, dribble, whatever is needed for the team."



With the first international break of 2019 set for after this weekend's match, Anderson knows earning all three points would be a massive confidence booster heading into a two-week period without a Premier League game. 

The forward is set to link up with Brazil, after receiving an international call-up for two friendlies, and is looking to head off with the side on the back of a West Ham win.

He added: "It's important to win this game. We need to get the points and we want to improve our position on the table. Then there will be a long pause, so winning makes it a lot easier. 

"We know that a good result will give us more confidence to work more calmly so we can wait through those two weeks more easily. We know that confidence is a very important part of football."


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