Mauro Zarate explains why he was unhappy at West Ham United

Mauro Zarate

The Argentine was not keen on playing out wide.

Mauro Zarate left West Ham United last week, making a move back to Italy with Fiorentina. The Argentine has previous in Serie A - after a stint with Lazio in Italian football. When he left the club he was high in his praise and thanks for his time at West Ham - however he was not that keen on all aspects of his time at Upton Park.

He was speaking at his official unveiling for Fiorentina today and in quotes reported by Viola News he revealed that he was not keen on the role he had at the club - after spending much of his time on the left-wing.

He stated:

"In England I had a good experience, I lived in a professional but I did not like the role so I decided to change.

"Role? The coach will tell me where I can do the good of the team. My favorite role is to play as a striker 'free', without giving reference points to the right or left: this was my problem in England."

So it would certainly appear that Zarate was overly happy with his playing situation at West Ham and he obviously has assurances from his new boss Paolo Sousa that he will be utilised through the middle with La Viola.

The Argentine attacker played 21 times for West Ham this season and scored five goals for the club including in the opening day win over Arsenal.

He made his Fiorentina debut v Torino on Sunday.

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