It’s been a while now since Simone Zaza left West Ham after his rather tragic loan spell from Juventus during the first half of the season.
Failing to score or assist in 11 appearances for the Hammers, the Italian striker’s time in London was cut short by Slaven Bilic and co., and the 25-year-old was then sent temporarily to Valencia where he has found form again.
Scoring four goals in 14 appearances for the La Liga side, the former West Ham striker still struggles to come to terms with what happened in England, and recently blamed the training sessions for his lack of form during his time there.
Speaking to SuperDeporte on Thursday, Zaza once again spoke about his time at the London Stadium when he was asked how he defined himself as a footballer.
He said: “I’m not a phenomenon, nor am I the best in the world. What matters the most is that people know that I will give everything I have. Now even more than at Juventus or at Sassuolo or in other teams because after the negative period at West Ham, I suffered a lot, and I’ll never forget that.”
Since his arrival at the Mestalla, Zaza’s loan deal has been made permanent by the La Liga side who paid £13.6m for his services, with the Italian striker signing a four-year contract keeping him there until 2021.