West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna claims that he has no nostalgia for his days in Serie A after playing in the Premier League last season.

After struggling to break into the Juventus team, the defender joined West Ham last summer and despite a few early hiccups, ended the 2015/16 campaign as an integral part of Slaven Bilic’s side.

He made 28 Premier League appearances for the club last season and played an important role in helping West Ham qualify for European football with a seventh place finish.

The defender also earned a recall to the Italian national team, and is part of the 23-man squad who have travelled to France for the European Championship.

And he admits that after playing in England, where he feels players are selected on the basis of their performances, he has no love left for the Italian league.  


Ogbonna said in a press conference: “The English league is very good.

“There the players are chosen on the basis of merit; I have no nostalgia for Serie A.”

Ogbonna will be hoping to have a good tournament in France before returning to West Ham next month ahead of the new season, where the Hammers will be playing their football at their new stadium, the Olympic Stadium.