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Diego Poyet in tug of war

poyetWest Ham starlet Diego Poyet is wanted by both England and Uruguay in international tug of war

Diego’s dad Gus told the Daily Mirror  “He has been called up by Uruguay for some friendlies ahead of the Under-20s World Cup next summer in New Zealand.  The qualification games are in South America in January and February. He has also been called up for England and they want to see if he is available for them. It is a little bit of a difficult situation and I think he just needs some time to make up his own mind and make a decision.”

“It is not fair to go for one country and then change to another. When he made a decision to play for England it was as an Under-16 and he had no choice of going to Uruguay as he was still at school. His mother, my wife, and I decided you can’t go to Uruguay for a month and miss out on school – no chance. Now he is a professional football player and he is free to travel any time. It is a decision he has to make and it is getting very close, but it is not easy because it is not simple for him. His family is from Uruguay but he has lived for 15 years in England. It could go either way.

“My wife and I will put our thoughts to him but without too much pressure. I have said to him ‘you need to decide’ because I don’t want him to do something, then five years later he comes up to me and says you made me do that.I want it to be his decision and he has got to make it pretty soon. He is getting well known now in Uruguay because this is the first case of its type, but I suppose it is a nice problem to have.”

Christopher Lee 


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Diego Poyet in tug of war

  1. Tough choice.hope Sam and Curtis can keep their grubby noses out of it.

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