West Ham attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson has revealed how he is staying fit, with football matches having been suspended due to the pandemic.
The Brazilian has resorted to employing his pet dog in indoor training sessions, and some supporters on Twitter have asked whether the club can sign him/her as a defender:
Can that dog play left back ?
— LloydConley (@Lloydconley1) March 23, 2020
Nutmeg the dog!!
— Dave XXL (@BigDXXL74) March 23, 2020
Vamos Felipe, big end to the season for you when we get going again. ⚒
— Josh (@josh_whu) March 23, 2020
Dog looks fit. Is he in training for West Ham?⚒⚽️👍😀
— Benjencc (@Benjencc1) March 23, 2020
The dog 😂😂😂😂
— luke degilbert (@lukedeegilbert2) March 23, 2020
West Ham signs Doggo to a 2 year contract.
— Josie Moore (@josiewithjack) March 23, 2020
Simply the best!!! 😍
— Silvi (@Silvi_Irr) March 23, 2020
In all seriousness, the Hammers could do with a new fullback or two, considering how poor they have been at the back this season.
If and when the campaign does get underway again, they have a lot of work to do in order to get out of trouble.
Certainly, it is not an ideal situation having players keeping fit in their own living rooms, rather than being outside on the training pitch, but as things stand, they have very little choice. Like everyone else, they will have to be patient and hope they can get back outside very soon.