The 44 times capped French international – now over at Charlton – has discussed his time at Upton Park in the official programme as shared by Eurosport UK.
He said: “My first experience in England was frustrating because I didn’t play many games at West Ham.
“They played a lot of long balls but for me that is too easy. I’ve always played hard stuff. I like to get into position with pressure.
“But that’s in the past for me now.
“I didn’t learn anything during my two years at West Ham. I’ve learned more in the last month at Charlton because we try to play football. We try to keep possession and win every game and for me that is football.”
At the weekend he scored his first goal in English football, against our biggest rivals Millwall.