Behrami reveals Roma woe
Valon Behrami is disappointed not to have joined Roma, but insists he will give his all for West Ham.
Last Updated: 09/09/10 8:37pm
Valon Behrami is disappointed not to have joined Roma, but insists he will continue to give his all for West Ham.
The Swiss international was heavily linked with a move to Italy throughout the summer, with Palermo also reported to be keen to strike a deal.
However, a switch failed to materialise and Behrami remains at Upton Park.
The former Lazio man admits he had hoped to have been playing his football back in Serie A by now, but has assured the Hammers that he will not be letting his standards slip.
"I am disappointed the deal failed to go through - that is for certain," Behrami said in The Sun.
"This club has given me a lot of things and helped me when I was injured.
"I never want it to look like I want to leave because it is difficult. The club knows I had a personal private problem in my life. I tried to go back to Italy to solve this problem. We didn't find the right solution and I am happy to stay here.
"I never tried to move to any other club in England or Germany or wherever. I am here and I will give 100 per cent for this club and the supporters.
"In the last three weeks, the manager and the chairman have both helped me a lot because they understood the situation. Of course in football, there is the business side as well. We didn't find the right solution for the club and for me."