Andrea Ranocchia on life in Hull: "It rains practically every day. I really miss pasta, too."

Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by

Andrea Ranocchia on life in Hull:

Andrea Ranocchia has only been with Hull City since January, but has already established himself as an important figure in their relegation fight.

Ranocchia was arguably the most surprising transfer of January deadline day, when he moved from Serie A giants Inter Milan to the struggling Tigers.

But since his loan move, Ranocchia has admitted he's still adjusting to the weather, food and culture of England.

Speaking to, Ranocchia said: "I do struggle with the language and driving on the wrong side of the road was a problem – on the first day alone I went into the wrong way down two crossings. I've already scraped the rims on my car wheels on the pavements.

"I've been here for a month and a half, but I am yet to see the sun. It rains practically every day. I really miss pasta, too."

Rain and a lack of pasta? Sounds about right.

The 29-year-old has also opened up about why he joined Marco Silva's side.

He said: "I chose to challenge myself by accepting the proposal from Hull City, also to try for a return to the national team, but at this moment I am above all focused on living this experience to the max."

"Marco Silva called me to propose a project that I immediately liked, plus many of my Inter teammates spoke well of the Premier League.

"I can now say they were right. It is fun, although there are hardly any tactics at work here.

"It's mainly instinct and physical strength. The players are so strong and fast, but I am settling in well, mainly because the Italian tactical school is the best in the world, so I'm prepared for anything."



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