Dimitri Payet first quotes

payet“West Ham really showed me that they wanted me to come, both the Joint-Chairmen and the manager,” Payet told “That’s very important for me. I was also keen to sign up to a clear project. West Ham’s is very interesting and matches perfectly with my ambitions. ““Firstly I spoke with the manager, who really wished for me to come here and had been watching me a lot. He made it clear that he wanted me to sign and that too was important in my choice.

“I’m an attacking footballer so for sure I like attacking football and that they’re counting on me to help achieve that gives me a sense of responsibility. The fact that I’m here is also down to that.”

“I’m very happy to be here. It’s true that it’s taken a little while but that’s normal, negotiations are like that. But now that it’s done, I’m very happy.”

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  • Quickdraw Slaven a party says:

    Love him already,he’s saying all the right things

  • bubs says:

    He would have lovedlaying for Hippo,
    Does he speak de English ?

  • mattefumi13 says:

    wow… I really like this guy… he’s a class player… well done Davids!

    The next one please 😉

  • Dainon17 says:

    so much positive talk coming from our club these days .. i love it

  • Scalyback says:

    He missed out the “West Ham are a massive / big club with brilliant fans” line from his interview. Hope he performs better on the pitch! 😉

  • planetman says:

    Nothing to do with the money then?!!
    Don’t get me wrong, a great signing, but everyone knows Marseille desperately wanted him to stay but couldn’t match West Ham’s wheelbarrow-full of cash that was on offer. Be nice if a player was honest for a change lol

  • jwood362 says:

    At the end of the day we all go where the money is!
    As long as he bangs em in I couldn’t give a flying!
    Now sign cabye and we are starting to look like a team capable….. For once. COYI
    P.s il see you Thursday

    • Roman says:

      Yes jwood, Cabaye is the other one I would love to see sign.With the foreign legion joining some of the ‘old wood’ might be feeling a bit insecure.

  • HamburgHammer says:

    He said some nice things to begin with. But did he also stand on the North Bank as a kid with his dad watching his beloved Hammers 20 years ago ? LOL

  • Quickdraw Slaven a party says:

    Haha true enough H and has he had the C&B blood test yet. After a long wait today is a day to be happy not fret or analyse,enjoy the moment I am.

  • DGHammer34 says:

    What a great day but hang on where will kev play lol. Hopefully as far away as poss.on a serious note where will Noble fit in

  • Stingray Stewart says:

    Noble will have to buck his ideas up or he wont be in the team,let alone captain as some suggest he should be.

    • Roman says:

      Yes Stingray the ones like Noble will struggle to get selected.Bring on Cabaye,Abdenour,Song etc thanks.

  • Quickdraw Slaven a party says:

    I suppose there’ll be a bit of rotation and then the most impressive will hold their places until form dips. I think Slav will bring the best out of them all.

  • Rads says:

    I heard Slav was going to get Nolan a set of these made up to give him a little more pace 😉

  • Quickdraw Slaven a party says:

    It helped his speed a great deal Matte but sadly…… oops lol

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