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Payet “As of now, I’m staying at West Ham”

payet3Dimi Payet has given an interview on the Réunion island TV broadcast news.

Dimitri Payet is back in Reunion Island for a few days  on holiday where he received a warm welcome. 500 fans waited for him at the international airport of Roland Garros in Saint-Denis. During two days, he was greeted all around Reunion Island by hundreds of fans, including in his hometown. Two thousand people were present yesterday when Dimitri Payet was in Petite-Ile, where his mother was born.

On returning to his birthplace

There are a lot of events to go to in very little time. But seeing how they are supporting me and being back with the Reunionese people is great. As we always say : sport brings people together.Things around me have changed. My every word, my every move are being analysed. I have to adapt to it. But I have not changed.” Payet told the TV interviewer in French.

On Euro 2016 Disappointment

As for the disappointment following France’s defeat at the Euro 2016, Dimitri Payet says : “The bitter taste it left will never go away. We’ll have to live with it unless we win a final in an other tournament. It’s the kind of defeat you don’t forget in a carreer.

On the challenge for the ball on Cristiano Ronaldo

I didn’t want to hurt him. I don’t like violence on a football field. It’s not how I see the game. Unfortunately, it happened, so I apologized.

How he became a great footballer
Coming back is what started my career. When I arrived at AS Excelsior, I was close to great Reunionese players. They helped me become a man. Leaving Reunion for Nantes, I was stronger mentally and physically.”

On West Ham 
During the week, the fans are very respectful of the work we do. But during the weekends, they are present and it’s very important for us. has  United. I just renewed my contract for a few years. I will be there for the beginning of the season on August 5th. My agent didn’t say I had doubts about it, he was just correcting an article that was published and that I hadn’t heard about. I wasn’t contacted by any other club.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Payet “As of now, I’m staying at West Ham”

  1. Nice to hear something positive from payet !
    We’ve still got him .
    COYI !!!!

  2. I will never understand this transfer stuff??why cause
    ?? Any player, any club?? Really to my mind, when they sign say three years** mean they stay at that club,** no matter what?? End of** and no other club should** by good conduct,**not **lure them away? Under any circumstances while contracted** see my point** no disrespect meant to anyone** barr greedy agents.

  3. What ever happens it will be a win win situation,
    If he stays great
    If he goes it will be to Real and we can get at least 2 world class players if the 2 Daves push hard enough,
    I hope he stays but it’s his choice

  4. I understand Real Madrid buy Tottenham players when they become too good for the likes of Tottenham, but I dont see that happening to us as we are a much bigger club than Tottenham now 🙂

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