Alessandro Diamanti is happy with his first months in China.

The former West Ham United midfielder joined Guangzhou Evergrande in January.

"My acclimatisation in China has been easier than I thought," Diamanti told Bundesligapremier.it.

"Both because of the Italian staff present at the club and because my teammates have been very good and helpful to me.

"The only thing I am struggling with a little more is the hot and humid climate, but I'm sure that's just a question of time.

"The League here is much more competitive than anything you would think. Clubs here have a lot of money available and they are investing it on foreign players.

"Lippi? He was key in bringing me here, it's an honour to be coached by someone like him."

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