Photo: Mauro Zarate celebrates scoring stunning winner, says West Ham a mistake

Mauro Zarate

Mauro Zarate is putting his spell at West Ham behind him.

Mauro Zarate is putting his West Ham spell quickly behind him, proving an instant success with Fiorentina.

The Argentina sealed a permanent move away from Upton Park late in the transfer window, and is looking a shrewd signing for the Serie A side.

He scored a superb winner last night in their win over Carpi, collecting the ball on the edge of the box, jinking past an opponent, before curling it across the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner.

It was a goal worthy of winning any game, and may have West Ham supporters wondering if they made a mistake letting him leave, and especially so cheaply.

Zarate however is not looking back, and believes he should never have joined the Hammers in the first place, admitting he moved there because of the money he was offered.

He was quoted by Football Italia, speaking to Sky Italia: "I decided to help a team that was challenging for important targets.

"West Ham was a mistake and I didn’t think it through. The Premier League is fun and obviously the wages are very different, so that swayed my decision at the time.

"We won and must continue like this. The team has important players and we have to prove our worth."

Zarate clearly has talent but lacked consistency at West Ham, and his post game comments last night suggest perhaps his heart was never really in it.

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