Kouyate has revealed he complained to Slaven Bilic about being played out of position as right back last season and was coy over his future at West Ham saying ‘I do not know for the moment’
Kouyate told Senegalese News site Sen360FR“We lost our right-hand side and some defenders who could evolve at that level. It was then that the coach asked me to help out. Initially, I was reluctant to complain when he told me it was just for a game. It was just after the African Cup. But after the third match, there was a defender available. Nevertheless, Bilic played me there me again.Not only did I lose my bearings, but I was not good on the field. I was stuck in my evolution. Even the coach realised this. I did not feel good, so I took my responsibilities to tell the coach that I could no longer continue”
Asked about his future at West Ham Kouyate added
He added: “I do not know for the moment. I am on holiday and not taking care of certain things. Every player dreams of going as high as possible. There are certain things that are not said publicly. What counts is that at the resumption of pre-season, I will be with West Ham. The rest, I do not control.”
Reports like that will have other clubs sniffing around. Not good.
Bilic play someone out of position i dont believe it! Although I’ve heard that if a new keeper comes in Randolph will get his chance at right back!
He (Bilic) did it with Antonio, and then he does it with Kouyate?
This is an excellent way to lose the faith of your players!
Yes he lost the faith of Antonio so much he signed a new long term contract.
Kouyate should keep his trap shut and do what is asked of him if necessary.Other players at all clubs have to play out of position sometimes if circumstances dictate.Typical foreign player who goes home and cries.
I think this shows that’s it’s not just most fans that think slaven has made a total pigs ear of the right back mess at our club. Some players do too.
Which is why we signed Zabaleta no??
Lets not forget we didnt even have our own right back when Fats was in charge.Only an Arsenil loanee.
Cheerio then Chiek
It might be another summer window of discontent ; we still have time though . Much it seems , depends on other clubs buisness .
But shouldn’t we be making other clubs dependent on ours??. , instead of playing the court jester .
Need to hold.on to Kouyate he was one of our best players and slotted in at CB very well and he was used as RB too. But him and Obiang in midfield are great and his build is great for getting fwd with pace and height for getting above players.
Need to keep. Can understand frustration. Nordveidt was called a flop but he didn’t flop when played in midfield he did well. But our business in the window was so erratic last summer.
We need some quality buys and hold on to Kouyate and Obiang who has also been linked with other clubs we almost lost him last summer bc didn’t use him but then he was instrumental this past season. So having Depth in Defense is important so we can use players in best Positions. And I think we should keep Rice and Burke in squad for cover. But Bilic has to use them. Bc I don’t see us getting 2 CBs and Burke is West ham thru and thru and will add RB back up as well
Players come and players go……… This one we need to keep a bit longer.
He only signed zabeleta now. I make bilic in charge for 2 whole season’s prior to that signing. Blaming Sam for our right back mess is about as legit as blaming Sam for seeing out last season with Carroll and sakho as our main strikers..still
Gloves didn’t say that it was Hippo Heads fault did he.Only that even when he was in charge we didnt have a regular rb that was actually ours.So it has been a long running issue.Thats the way i saw it anyway.
Its true isnt it 😁
I wasnt blaming Fatty for **** all.I was commenting that it is a problem we have had for four years.So i wasnt trying to legitimise any attack on Allardyce wise guy!!