West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna spoke to the Italian media today, making an evaluation of his time in London in an interview with Sky Sport.
The player is about to reach the milestone of 150 appearances for the Hammers, and talked about his deed for the Premier League side.
“A very important achievement, I’m proud of it. It was a fundamental step, with my agent we thought the Premier League was the best scenario”, Ogbonna told Sky Sport (via Alfredo Pedulla).
Regarding his €11m move from Juventus to West Ham back in 2015, he recalled how well things had been going in his first season at the club.
“The first year was important, we almost reached the Champions League and suffered after I went to the Euro. The following years were less positive.”
Now on the current season, Ogbonna claims the Hammers are on the right path under the command of manager David Moyes, and the goals he’s been scoring.
“This is a year of redemption, with Moyes the team is more balanced. We have worked more on mentality, we are tidier and we read games better.”
“On a positive note in recent years, before I entered the area only to show off, now I’m more dominant. Over the years I have integrated without problems.”
Quizzed on his future, Ogbonna didn’t want to tease with a move out of West Ham, even though he doesn’t know how long will he stay in London.
“I still see England, I still have two years on my contract. Then in football you never know.”
Ogbonna was even linked to a move to Turkish side Galatasaray in the summer, but it seems the attempt never got really far. With 15 appearances so far, he’s started in every single Premier League game that West Ham played this season.