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West Ham attacker Yarmolenko blasts Borussia Dortmund: 100% better here

West Ham attacker Andrei Yarmolenko admits he didn't enjoy his time with Borussia Dortmund.

The Ukraine international still bristles at the way he was treated by BVB management, particularly during the time leading up to his departure.

Yarmolenko had a year in Dortmund, having moved to Germany after nine years with Dynamo Kyiv in Ukraine.

“I'm not someone to be offended," said Yarmolenko in an interview with Sport.ua. "But the way they parted with me, I did not like. I believe that Borussia is a great club, and it should treat with great respect the players who play on the team. I did not like a lot of things in Dortmund."

The midfielder, now 30, left Dortmund for the Hammers over a year ago, signing a four-year contract. Despite missing much of last season after suffering a serious Achilles injury in October, Yarmolenko has made it clear he's far happier in London than Dortmund.

Indeed, after scoring in victory over Norwich City last week, Yarmolenko celebrated with the club's medical staff. The Ukraine international grateful to the support team for helping him to get back on the pitch.

The show of emotion proof Yarmolenko feels well settled with the Irons.

The attacking midfielder explained, "If you compare with England, then there is a much better attitude to their players. In England, one hundred percent better. I like the British because we have a similar mentality in terms of humour, jokes.

"The main thing is to understand the language."

- updated September 9

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