Davide Zappacosta is missing the sun and the typical Italian customs that he doesn't have in London, not the league though: "I really think I'm playing in the best league in the world. There's less tactical questions than in Serie A but the physical aspect is more important. You're done at the end of a game". The former Torino player has talked about his second year under the Blues' shirt to Il Corriere dello Sport.
"I had problems with the language at first, but things are better now. I'd only need another year to perfect it. From the moment I arrived, Morata welcomed me and I've known a lot of Italians in my neighborhood but I'm also fine in the locker room. Hazard always makes jokes".
During his two years in England, Zappacosta has always worked with Italian coaches. Conte first, now Sarri: "Both study their opponent a lot, they care about their team's organisation. Antonio has prefixed schemes though. Sarri wants rapid touches and the possession of the ball. He's nice, makes a lot of jokes that most of the time not a lot of people understand because in Italian. He's surprised me with his very good English".
There's also a lot of competition for the starter position: "I want to put the coach in a difficult position, also because my objective is to remain in the Azzurri group. Inter wanted me this summer but I'm fine here. The future? I'd think about it if I wouldn't get enough playing time here. No one likes to stay on the bench...".
The full interview is in today's Il Corriere dello Sport.