Tuesday, 28th January, 2014

West Ham forward Marco Borriello has expressed his pleasure in being able to be a part of the English Premier League.

The Italian international has joined the Hammers on loan from the Italian club Roma, but is yet to make his debut for the East Londoners.

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Speaking to the club's official website Borriello said: "I can't wait to start playing in the Premier League – I know the fans are very passionate and I'm very excited by the challenge.

"I know it is a very tough league, but I am very much looking forward to testing myself here."


While talking about the difference between his native league and the Premier League, Borriello said: "Serie A and the Premier League are two different leagues. The Italian league is a bit more tactical, whereas the English league is maybe more physical.

"However, the ball is round in both countries, so if you are good player you can play in any league in the world."

The 31-year-old will be joined at Upton Park by his national team-mate Antonio Nocerino who also secured a loan move, from the Italian outfit AC Milan.

Borriello has appeared in 11 league matches for Roma this season having scored once and provided a single assist for his team-mates. 

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