In an interview published on Friday morning, Davide Frattesi told Gazzetta dello Sport that there is a ‘difference in pace’ between the football in Serie A and the Premier League and revealed what Gianluca Scamacca has told him about West Ham training.
The Sassuolo and Azzurri midfielder was asked whether he thought he was capable of performing for a team in the Champions League.
After a move to Roma collapsed in the summer of 2022, Frattesi believes that he is currently in the best place to continue his development.
“I am following the experiences of Scamacca and Raspadori,” the 23-year-old said. “I understand that it takes time to fit into a new environment. More than anything, you need to have the right state of mind.”
Frattesi and Scamacca have developed a long-standing friendship, having grown up in the same city and having spent several years together playing in the Roma and Lazio academies.
From 2017 onwards, the pair spent another five years together on the books of Sassuolo before Scamacca made his €36m move to West Ham in the summer of 2022.
The pair have also been called up to a number of Roberto Mancini’s national team squads over the last two seasons and keep in regular contact when they are back with their respective clubs.
Frattesi also revealed to la Gazzetta that Scamacca has been reporting back about the difference in intensity in training between Serie A and Premier League clubs.
“There is too much difference in pace between Serie A and the Champions League or the Premier League,” Frattesi reported.
“Scamacca tells me that in training they always give it their all, even when they stop for a drink break, they never really stop. Here maybe you take two or three minutes between one drill and another and it shows on the pitch. And then we are years behind in terms of gym work.”