West Ham playmaker Felipe Anderson is a “reserved” character sometimes has issues with feeling “unconfident”, according to reliable source ExWHUemployee.
The Brazilian has been a mainstay for the Hammers so far this season, featuring in seven Premier League matches, but Ex has claimed that he sometimes struggles with consistency because of confidence problems.
Speaking on the West Ham Way podcast, he said: “From what I’ve heard about his personality, he is quite a quiet, reserved, shy kind of person, quite modest.
“Going by that, I think he is unconfident and affected by how when things are going well, they’re going well, when they’re not, they’re not.”
In some respects, it seems strange to suggest that Felipe Anderson might struggle with his confidence. After all, this is a player who has averaged 2.3 successful dribbles per game already this season, as well as an average Whoscored rating of 7.53. For context, that’s the same match rating as Liverpool star Sadio Mane. And yet, there is something amiss about Anderson sometimes. His pass completion rate, for example, is just 77.3%, and he has been dispossessed 2.1 times per game this season. No doubt, he is a special talent, but he is also exactly the kind of player that can frustrate fans in equal measure to the delight he causes. If he can overcome those issues and sort himself out though, the Hammers will have a really, really significant player on their hands.