Marko Arnautovic criticises European media after West Ham move
Last Updated: 12/07/19 8:51am
Former West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic has hit out at his treatment by the European media, following his arrival at Shanghai SIPG.
The 30-year-old Austria international joined the Chinese Super League champions for an undisclosed fee but Sky sources understand the deal will cost Shanghai SIPG in the region of £22.4m.
Sky Sports News reported West Ham were willing to accept a "terrible deal" for Arnautovic because everyone "wants him out" before the transfer was completed.
However, at his unveiling as a Shanghai player, Arnautovic says the media has spread a false perception about his attitude.
"The media talks a lot," he said. "The media, they don't know. They are not in the team, they are not training with me, they are not playing with me, but they are talking a lot about me in Europe.
"I don't know how it is in China but in Europe they talk a lot about me.
"It is easy. I am a guy who gives everything for his team - I defend my team, my whole club.
"I am ready for this. My whole life I took challenges, I took pressure. I can handle this."
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