Hammer Alvarez had “a very bad time”


Edson Alvarez has admitted his first  days at the Hammers were “very bad” per West Ham Zone.

The defensive midfielder had a tough time adjusting to the intensity of training with no pre-season preparations.

The Hammers signing looked all set to join  Borussia Dortmund but instead joined us making it clear that everything happens for a reason.

Alvarez feels  he is now getting to grips with the demands of the Premier League and not many of us would disagree with that.

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Speaking to the official Mexican National Team YouTube channel he said: “There was a little bit on the Dortmund side that was a fairly specific option, and, in the end, it couldn’t be, but well, there was a lot of rapprochements on their part, including visits to Amsterdam to meet my family.

“I have always been of the idea that things happen for a reason, that everything is perfect and good. Now I am more than happy about the step I took to join West Ham, which is a team that in one month has shown me a lot of things.

“When you reach the best league in the world, the truth is that it is something inexplicable. When we closed it, I flew to Amsterdam and from there I flew to London, but I didn’t have any training, so, imagine arriving directly at the intensity of the first days.

“I had a very bad time in the sense of rhythm, but as the training went on it has gone very well for me and it has adapted to me quite well.

“In any case, I know that I still have a lot to improve because it is a league that pushes you to the limit not only mentally but physically.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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