Furious Fabianski: “I should have been treated better”


By Sean Whetstone

Hammer Lukasz Fabianski has given an interview on Canal+ in Polish after being dropped by David Moyes for the game at Bournemouth.

In the interview translated by Alan Rzepa he allegedly explains his fury at being dropped which he says came as a massive shock.

He declares: “I took the news awfully. Being honest, first of all, it was a massive shock. Second of all, the information made me angry. I wasn’t mentally ready for something like this.

“The way the situation was handled feels weird to me. As you can probably feel my pain, all I will say is that through my work with the club, the coaching staff and the manager I deserved the situation to unfold in a much different way than how it happened and on Thursday.

“I know it’s just my subjective opinion, but I feel like I should’ve been treated better in that specific situation.”

The Polish goalkeeper joined West Ham from Swansea City in June 2018, winning the Hammer of the Year award at the end of his first season.

Capped 57 times by his country between 2006-21, a veteran of five major international tournaments and voted Polish Footballer of the Year in 2019, Fabiański was a Polish League title winner with Legia Warsaw as a 20-year-old before moving to English football with Arsenal in 2007.

After lifting the FA Cup in his final Gunners appearance in 2014, the Kostrzyn nad Odrą-born stopper joined Swansea , where he spent four seasons, before returning to London and establishing himself as West Ham’s No1 and setting a new record for Premier League appearances by a Polish player.

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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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  • Pessimist says:

    Pushing 39 years old Fab should be grateful to even be with a PL Club. Time for him to go. If the youngster isn’t up to being a number 2, why are we keeping them. Time for a cheap but efficient alternative.

  • johnham1 says:

    Another clear example of how poor a manager Moyes is. I feel that the problem here was the way it was managed by Moyes and how/when it was communicated – poor communications and a clear lack of understanding of player feelings. We have loads of examples of this from Moyes so it does not surprise me one bit. If the situation was managed correctly I dont believe Fab would gave any issue. No wonder players keep leaving..

  • Hammeroo says:

    It’s a sad indictment of the way things are going at West Ham management right now when a decent and loyal person such as Lukasz Fabianski is apparently not worth the respect he deserves. Lukasz is a big fan favourite so, when the West Ham management treat him with contempt, they are showing the same disrespect to us Hammers fans. Do better West Ham!

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Hard to disagree with that isn’t it, very open and honest interview.

    If someone has always been the number1 in the prem must have been a shock to have no warning or indication that both players are vying for the number 1 slot and then not to be picked.

  • hammerpete6 says:

    Basic communication, fundamental part of management, along with courtesy and inclusive treatment, not difficult, very necessary, and in this case, carelessly lacking. So avoidable, sort yourself out Mr Moyes you are openly failing in so many areas just now.

  • stevekaotixx says:

    On the other hand, I don’t recall Areola crying last season when he didn’t get what he was promised

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