Dimi thoughts for Darren as keeper despairs

Darren Randolph and France's Dimitri Payet hug after the game REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff Livepic

Darren Randolph and France’s Dimitri Payet hug after the game REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff Livepic

Dimi  Payet showed himself the absolute top man again as he ran to his Hammers team-mate emotional Darren Randolph after the French sent the Irish home with a 2-1 Euros victory earlier this evening.

Ireland had taken the lead after just two minutes, Robbie Brady scoring a penalty, before Antoine Griezmann struck twice scored twice.

Darren had been absolutely brilliant during the tournament as a whole and especially tonight with nine great saves to keep his team in things until the end.

But after the final whistle Randolph, 29, couldn’t hide his emotion and had to fight back tears.

So rather than celebrate at the other end Dimi ran to Darren and  gave the goalkeeper a cuddle and a kiss on the cheek.

Class act!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Class act from a class guy !

  • Max Willow says:

    Is this man a reflection of all that is good and decent in a person!?
    Gives us some hope that ‘Payet’s heart’ may well be with West Ham.
    He may just be the exception that money doesn’t buy everything in this rather ego-centric world we live in.

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