On loan West Ham midfielder wants Premier League stay
Former AC Milan midfielder Antonio Nocerino has insisted that he has settled with new club West Ham United and would happily remain in the Premier League next season after his loan with the Londoners comes to an end.
The 28-year-old had found a starting place in the Rossoneri first-team difficult to secure during the early part of the Serie A campaign and told the media his decision to leave was purely for his own development.
“There have been no difficulties acclimatizing, and I’m lucky to join a great group of guys,” Nocerino told Tuttomercatoweb.
“I’d like to stay in the Premier League. It’s a great championship, London is a beautiful city, the fans, the stadium and the atmosphere makes everything better.
“My goal, however, is now earning the trust of the group doing my best.
“It has been a terrific start, we have gone from being just a few steps from the tenth place.
“The league I like and I feel it suits my characteristics: it is very fast and physical. As a team we need to find more consistency, winning just two games straight and the ranking is twists.
With the surprise that the Italian international chose to leave his homeland he insisted that it was due to a lack of competitiveness in Serie A but finding the right environment to flourish.
“I do not know if Serie A is missing something,” he continued. “It is normal to shop around if you cannot find more space in the right team and if these opportunities are not in Italy but abroad, I do not see anything wrong.”
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