Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has admitted he’s struggled with life in England.
Torreira joined the Gunners from Sampdoria last year. He impressed all with his first season in the Premier League.
The Uruguay international scored two goals in his 34 games for Arsenal.
However, Torreira admits he felt more comfortable at Sampdoria.
He told Ovacion: “I moved from the Italian championship to a totally different style of football and life. We all know England and the Premier, I made a very important leap in terms of football because at Arsenal we played four competitions while in Sampdoria I was used to playing only two: Serie A and Coppa Italia. I had to get used to playing every three days, this is very difficult, unfortunately, we were not able to qualify directly for the Champions League and we failed in the final of the Europa League. Losing that final was very difficult, not only for us, but also for the club. All in all, for me the balance was positive and I am satisfied, satisfied with what I did this season.”
Asked about life in London, Torreira went on: “England? I don’t know if there are many things that I like. I think I was doing better in Italy. England is a completely different world, a very large country. It cost me a lot to learn the language to be able to relate with colleagues and people. It becomes very difficult if you can’t have dialogue. And then, there is time. You go out in the morning and it is cloudy, you come home in the afternoon and it is cloudy. The sun is a bit strange in these parts, we are not from here and we are used to always, or almost always, the sun. Over the years I will adapt.”