The father of Simone Zaza has offered an explanation as to why his son failed to make an impact at West Ham United.
The striker, who has played for nine different clubs throughout his career, moved to the London Stadium on loan from Juventus last summer, but only made it to January before leaving for Valencia.
During his short stint, the forward made just eight Premier League appearances, five of them starts and he did not find the back of the net once.
A knee injury also hampered his progress at the London Stadium, but the Italian’s father has blamed some other factors.
Antonio Zaza has hit out at manager Slaven Bilic for his coaching methods, and the British weather has also come in for some criticism.
It is safe to say that the former Sassuolo player will not look back on his time at West Ham in a fond way.
His father told Calciomercato:
“Simone had paid, on a moral level, for missing that penalty at the Euros. Then he was not well in London, with the weather and even with the kind of methods of his former coach. It was a huge mistake [to join West Ham].”