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Arnautovic underestimated Shanghai SIPG after West Ham switch: No sleep, fizzy drinks!

Marko Arnautovic has admitted he underestimated the Chinese Super League when he first joined Shanghai SIPG.

The Austrian joined SIPG from West Ham for £23million in July 2019.

As reported by Beanyman Sports, Arnautovic said: "I underestimated it. I didn't train. I didn't look after my body. I was eating. I was drinking fizzy drinks - Sprite, Coca Cola, Fanta - all these sugar drinks that are not good for the body.

"Eating at wrong times. Not sleeping, because when I came to China it took me about three weeks until I could adapt to the time. I went to bed at 6, 7 o'clock in the morning. I woke up 3, 4 o'clock in the afternoon, went to training, stayed up again all night, eating at wrong times.

"This is exactly what I said before. Now I just put in my mind the club wanted me to come, to do well, to play for the title, and I changed because I need to do better and I need to be better. Otherwise you can't play here."

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