Simone Zaza says he failed to adapt to life at West Ham
Simone Zaza has claimed his unsuccessful loan spell with West Ham was down to a failure to adapt to life in England.
The Italy forward joined the Hammers on a season-long loan from Juventus in August, but endured a terrible time and failed to score in 11 appearances for the club.
West Ham agreed to cut Zaza’s spell at the London Stadium short in January, enabling the 25-year-old to join La Liga side Valencia on loan for the remainder of the season.
“I didn’t feel great in so many ways: environment, culture, training, nutrition,” Zaza told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I’m not being a victim, I know that plying your trade as a footballer allows you to earn so much.