Inter Milan star Marko Arnautovic talks about his early beginnings and how David Moyes turned him into a striker during his time at West Ham.

The Austrian made his return to the Nerazzurri in the summer for a second spell at the Giuseppe Meazza.

The veteran made six appearances since the start of the campaign, contributing with an assist. But he’s been out of action since sustaining an injury against Empoli.

Nevertheless, he’s been training with his teammates recently and should make his return in the club’s next fixtures.

In the meantime, Arnautovic gave an interesting interview to Inter TV (via FcInterNews), shedding some light on some of the most important events of his career.

“I started playing when I was six or seven years old. My dad passed on the passion to me.

“He used to play with my brother and this is how my passion was born.”

The well-traveled player explains how he started his career as a winger but West Ham manager David Moyes converted him into a striker.

“I started as a winger, until my time at West Ham. Moyes saw me as a striker and it all started from there.”

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Arnautovic spoke about his first spell at Inter. He arrived at the club as a young player in 2009 but was lost in the shuffle.

“I played with Zanetti who taught me a lot, but my role model was certainly Ronaldo.

“When I arrived in the Inter dressing room, I couldn’t even say my name. I was very nervous.

“It was incredible to play with people I had only seen on TV. It was an incredible moment.

“Now It’s different, I also played against them. But I still experienced great emotions, I’m very happy to be here.

“My most difficult moment occurred when I played in Shanghai. I wanted to bring my whole family there but then Covid broke out.

“It was very difficult, I was alone in China, in a different time zone. It was the most difficult moment of my life.

“You can have everything in life, but if you don’t have a family and health, it’s difficult.”

The former Bologna man named his best attributes and talked about the importance of having a coherent locker room.

“My best traits? I’m physically strong, I have technique and enough speed.”

“The locker room is fundamental. It’s important that we do stuff together even off the pitch.

“We’re a good group and we’re on the right path. When everything is going well in the locker room, you can see it immediately on the pitch.”