Di Michele happy at West Ham

Italian forward enjoying life at Upton Park

Di Michele: Satisfied at West Ham

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David Di Michele has spoken of his satisfaction with life at West Ham after joining on loan from Torino.

The Italian forward moved to Upton Park at the start of September after falling down the pecking order at Torino.

He admits he was thrilled to discover that the Hammers were interested in him, and now wants to repay the Premier League club's faith in him.

"The divorce with Torino was unavoidable," Di Michele told Guerin Sportivo.

"I had a few requests but time was passing and West Ham arrived and I accepted them with a lot of pleasure.

"I thought of staying with Granata for another year and then I would have considered with interest proposals from Spain or England. It arrived sooner than expected."

Di Michele scored twice in the 3-1 victory over Newcastle earlier this season but has since struggled to hold down a regular place in the team.

The Hammers have also slipped down the table in recent weeks but Di Michele is confident results will pick up.

He said: "We started positively and despite the change of coach I've scored a double against Newcastle.

"We have had a fall but we had a difficult schedule. Now we are trying to obtain a better position."