West Ham’s Robert Snodgrass explains his weight issues

Lucas Perez of West Ham United celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium on...

West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass spent the 2017-18 campaign on loan at Aston Villa.

Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on December 7, 2018 in Romford, England.

West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass has told The Daily Mail that he put on weight due to his daily commute to Aston Villa.

Snodgrass spent the 2017-18 campaign on loan at Championship club Villa from Premier League side West Ham.

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.”

Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United in action with Alan Hutton of Aston Villa during the pre-season friendly between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Banks' Stadium on July 25, 2018 in...


Snodgrass enjoyed a strong spell on loan at Villa last season and has established himself as an important player at West Ham this campaign.

The 31-year-old has made nine starts and five substitute appearances in the Premier League for the Hammers so far this season, providing three assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

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.

Robert Snodgrass of Aston Villa and Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London,...

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch