West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini recent revealed that he urged the 31-year-old winger to lose weight at the beginning of the season, as quoted in The Belfast Telegraph.
The 31-year-old former Leeds United and Norwich City winger has revealed why he had put on weight.
Snodgrass told The Daily Mail: “I said to the manager, ‘You try travelling from London to Birmingham and eating at services and having a balanced diet!’ I was travelling nearly 280 miles daily.
“I was up and down all over the country. Because I was on loan last year, it was difficult to get any balance or routine.
“It was probably the hardest year of my life but it's the sacrifice you make to play football. I was trying to be a family man and a footballer, so it's difficult.”
Snodgrass enjoyed a strong spell on loan at Villa last season and has established himself as an important player at West Ham this campaign.
During the 2017-18 campaign, the Scotland international winger scored seven goals and provided 14 assists in 43 Championship appearances for Villa, according to WhoScored.
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