Former Hammer gives subtle dig to his West Ham manager after playing like a player reborn.

West Ham haven’t had much luck when it comes to signing strikers over recent years. What’s even more baffling though is how they’ve all been successful everywhere but West Ham. Danny Ings was a prolific Premier League goalscorer for the majority of his career, Sebastian Haller has gone on to break records since Leaving and Gianluca Scamacca has found his form again being crucial to Atalanta in their Europa League winning season.

From the start, it was obvious the Italian wasn’t happy with life in East London. Unfortunately, things only got worse as he found himself injured for the majority of the season he was at the club.

When he initially left, things did not get much better as rumours circulated that he was suffering from an addiction to video games. However, as of late, he’s been on fire and has managed 18 goal involvements in 28 Serie A matches this campaign, while also being the third highest scorer in the Europa League.

Understandably, some have been left baffled by what’s caused this recent turn in form, but Scamacca puts it all down to his manager Gasperini. “The coach hammered me day after day, told me how to move on the pitch, but also I started to get into good physical shape and so could give him what he wanted,” the 25-year-old told Football Italia. “One of my objectives was to get into the Euros, now we need to defend the title and honour the jersey.”

Some have interpreted this as a dig at former West Ham manager David Moyes who some players struggled to warm to thanks to his tough love managerial style.

His upturn in form has found him back in the Italian national side, and even their manager has praised Gasperini for helping the striker find his form. “The credit goes to Gasperini who coaches him, if in some way I urged him to have a reaction I’m happy, this is my aim. Technology is important but must be contextualized,” Spalleti claimed. “We need to stay connected to each other, even in downtime. It’s the details that always make the difference. Those 10 days where we’ll be together before leaving will be the most important.”