West Ham's Diamanti still adjusting to London life

West Ham United midfielder Alessandro Diamanti admits he's still adjusting to London life.

West Ham United midfielder Alessandro Diamanti admits he's still adjusting to London life.

Diamanti arrived from Livorno in August and is still to establish himself in the Hammers' starting XI.

He admitted: "I'd never been to London before in my life. I left Livorno on a sunny day and when I arrived here it was cloudy. But it's OK, it doesn't rain so much and it's not so cold.

"The decision to come was half private and half a career choice. My wife is an international woman. She comes from Taiwan and I wanted to make a change in my life and have a different experience.

"Also, I wanted to improve my skills as a player and improve on the pitch. I'm learning a lot from Gianfranco Zola, he gives me a lot of advice, especially on free-kicks and shooting.

"He was one of the greatest ever in Italian football and it's a great honour to play for him."

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