“I found a different football,” he told Gazetta dello Sport “At West Ham everyone ate what they wanted. The workouts were simpler. In Watford you follow a specific diet.After the work on the field you do sessions of yoga and pilates and there is a lot of attention for the video part. We have an English teacher available too. It’s a new world.”
Diamanti was voted runner-up in the club’s Hammer of the Year awards during his first season scoring eight goals after a summer move from Livorno in 2009 for a £6m transfer fee.
He was allowed to move back to Italy after just one season claiming he was home sick and was sold to Brescia for a cut down fee. In July 2011, West Ham asked for Diamanti’s registration by the Italian Football Federation to be suspended as they had not yet been paid the latest installment of the £2million transfer fee.