France 2 Albania 0
Dyanamic Dimi was at it again and you just knew the Irons genius was gonna have the last word in a game that had seen France struggle against a dour and well organised underdogs.
France had broken the deadlock a couple of minues from the end but the ball fell to our man in injury time and with all the grace in the world he cut inside past two struggling defenders to rifle home a blinding right foot shot.
Cut to the ITV studio where Slav rises from his chair kneels on the desk and lift s his arms to the heavens – FUNNY!
All the words have been used up -Dimi Payet…superstar of West Ham United, France and the world!
As the ball hit the back of the net, he wheeed away, leapt two footed at the corner flag, slapped his hand over his heart and roared his delight to the heavens.
His club manager was left to explain and Slav said: “Once he cut inside it was ony going in one place. I see him do that every day in training. He always has a plan.”
At the end of the broadcast Slav was once again at the centre of everybody’s attention. West Ham are setting the pace on the pitch through Dimi and off it the gaffer is picking up the plaudits as the best pundit seen in years.
Even before the goal, Payet was by far the best player on the pitch. He put so many golden opportunities to score on a plate for his team mates, and the fact he was getting nothing out of it was an insult to his ability. Watching him in that game, second half especially, I was in awe, genuinely couldn’t believe a player that good, of that calibre, plays in our team. Got to give massive credit to Bilic for helping him to reach this potential. Amid all these transfer rumours flying about, I don’t think about it too much, because I know that if Bilic agrees to sign a player, they will be great for the team. I put my full faith in Slav. If Payet continues this form for the rest of the tournament he must run away with the player of the tournament award easily. Good work Payet, looking forward to watching you blow Switzerland away next week.
Slaven is so clever. He has a great rapport with the payers and especially Payet.
By sending Payet that text just before the opening match, telling him don’t be afraid you are the best player at the tournament. Was a master stroke. Now leaping onto the table when Payet scored against Albania. He knows that will get back to Payet. And he we feel that Slav is with him all the way. Its increasing the bond they have. No way will Payet want to play for anybody else. Genius
Payet is on fire. He is a confidence player and is high on confidence at the moment. Slav has helped with that and dimi has much to thank him for. People are starting to talk about Payet as one of the best players in the world. I feel pride for West Ham when I hear that. It’s a good feeling. I wish all West Ham players could experience playing on the world stage. Dimi will return to West Ham walking tall with his head held high and take to the Olympic stadium like a duck to water.
You are all doing a great job of selling our star to every club that can afford even his new valuation. Just cool it a bit eh!
Calm yourself a bit mate… all this chatter about him leaving means f*** all squared. He is a Hammer, and i reckon he likes being so.
Great work by the Davids to lock Dimi into a well paid, five year contract a few months ago. At the time I thought it was a bit premature but now we have a comfortable star and agent telling the world it would take a fortune to make him move.