Did Marlon Harewood go to China to play football?
Did the former Nottingham Forest, West Ham, Aston Villa and Blackpool striker go to play in the Far East?
Yes, Marlon Harewood has gone to China to play football.
The former Nottingham Forest, West Ham United, Aston Villa and Blackpool striker joined China League One club Guangzhou R&F football club on a six month contract on July 8th 2011.
So far, Marlon Harewood has scored five goals in ten appearances for the Chinese club who are closing in on promotion to the Chinese super league.
Speaking, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mirror, Harewood outlined his experience so far:
“I have come to do a job – to get this team promoted – and we have been unbeaten since I got here. We work really hard at it. We train twice a day – at 10am and then go back out about 3pm after lunch.”
“The main difference is the heat. The temperature is 30 degrees every day, so I have lost weight – but I feel good. You have to be very fit to last in this heat as it is intense.
“We have a training pitch next to where we stay. We live in a complex and it is like having an away game every day. But the club have been very good at looking after me, and I am not high maintenance.”