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West Ham midfielder Felipe Anderson: I owe Pellegrini for Brazil recall

West Ham midfielder Felipe Anderson says he owes manager Manuel Pellegrini for earning a Brazil recall.

His form saw the Hammers No8 return to international duty this week after being included in Tite's squad for friendlies with Panama – in the Portuguese city of Porto – and Czech Republic.

“I've always said that it was a dream to go to the national team," said Anderson, who made his only previous full appearance in a friendly against Mexico in 2015.

“The coach (Pellegrini) gave me his trust to play constantly, to get into a rhythm and I'm very happy and excited to get there and be with my national teammates."

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