Yarmolenko: “Players are treated better in England”

Yarmolenko: “Players are treated better in England”

The Ukraine national football team leader and West Ham London’s right winger Andriy Yarmolenko told about the difference between the championships of England and Germany in an interview to Ukrainian portal Sport.ua.

Two years ago in the summer went to conquer Germany from Dynamo Kyiv, having become a footballer of Borussia Dortmund. As it has already been accepted after the voyage of Yevhen Konoplyanka, the debut for Yarmolenko was successful, and he began to score and make assists for teammates. But at the beginning of the season, Andrшн was injured and missed half the season, after which he no longer succeeded in gaining the trust of the coach when competing with English talent Jadon Sancho.

In 2018, the winger made a strong-willed decision and left for England, where he performs in London's West Ham under the management of Manuel Pellegrini. In the camp of the Hammers, the Ukrainian also suffered from injuries, which he got rid of only in the late spring of this year. In the new season, Yarmolenko managed to participate in three Premier League matches and even scored a goal, after which he left for the Ukrainian national team for the Euro 2020 qualifying match.

In an interview, the player compared the Premier League and the Bundesliga, and also shared his impressions of the game for Borussia and West Ham,

“Now I am very happy that I moved to England. At West Ham, I'm happy. Any game, even a lost one, is an experience. In Borussia, I had both good matches and bad ones. I believe that I got a lot of experience there, I tried what German football is.

I believe that Borussia is a great club and it should treat the players who play on the team with great respect. I did not like a lot of things in Dortmund. If you compare with England, then there is a much better attitude to their players.

In England, it is one hundred percent better. I like the British because we have a similar mentality in terms of humor, jokes. The main thing is to understand the language,” said Yarmolenko.

On October 23rd , Yarmolenko will turn 30 years old, so West Ham is the last chance for the Ukrainian to declare himself in the European top championship. It is unlikely that he will cease to pursue injuries, but the main thing is that he understands the rhythm of English football. Thanks to his physical data, Andriy can compete with many forwards, so the 2019/20 season will become an indicator of the winger's entire career.