Payet now really is better than Zidane


zidaneAs the now famous Payet song goes “We’ve got Payet, Dimitri Payet! I just don’t think you understand. He’s Super Slav’s man, he’s better than Zidane. We’ve got Dimtri Payet!”

Well it turns out the song is true and he is now better than French legend Zinedine Zidane!

Payet has already had a hand in three goals in the Euro 2016 competition (two goals, one assist) after just two opening games, the  most for a French player in the Euro finals since Zinedine Zidane in 2004 (also three).

Payet created eight chances against Romania in the opening game whilst every other French player on the pitch combined created nine in total.  Only three players had created more chances in a Euro final game (Ozil & Sneijder in the 2012 finals & McAllister in 1992 finals).

Dimitri Payet has now scored or assisted 6 goals in his last 5 appearances for France (4 goals, 2 assists)

No wonder he is being hailed as the player of the tournament by UEFA and has two man of the matches to his name from two appearances! Not bad for a player who couldn’t get into the French team when he first joined West Ham.

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  • MonkeysBellend says:

    ….Only using narrow parameters!
    I am not going to be blinkered just because he plays for WHU. Payet still has a v long way to go before he’s better, but he’s also a long way down that road!

  • bubs says:

    Great player but is he a legend yet at our club or France ,
    Maybe in a couple of years you can compare him with ZZ who is a legend fall stop

    • essexclarets says:

      I think Payet is up to Hero status atm, I also think he is better than zidane now as zidane is getting on abit now & is RM manager 😉

  • Slice of Lemon Drizzle Cake says:

    Have a word with yourself Sean.Ok Dimitri has done well in two matches.Better than Zidane,never has been,never will be 😉

    • Lol OK so I was using some artistic license and getting carried away last night. Not used to having a player of this calibre on the books of West Ham 😉

      • Slice of Lemon Drizzle Cake says:

        No problem Sean,keep it coming.I would rather read this about our players than bad things…It’s been a long time coming so let’s enjoy it.Maybe with a dose of reality in some cases lol 😀

      • MonkeysBellend says:

        Agreed; I’m loving it being plastered everywhere “West Ham’s Payet this”, “West Ham’s Payet this”…but ZZ he ain’t…and at 29, it will be difficult for him ever to do so… but he’s still brilliant…Great to have the French,…the whole of Europe…HTE WHOLE WORLD (!) going crazy over a WHU player…How different is that from “Just like my dreams” gut-wrenching shooting-ourselves-in-the-foot stuff of old?”…I keep having to pinch myself!! Not really since Bobby Moore…Happy times Happy Hammers!

  • mattefumi27 the bad wolf says:

    Have a chamomile tea Sean, your body produces too much adrenaline… Dimi is a star player, maybe actually the best in Europe, but better than Zidane… come on, keep in touch with reality 😉

  • Slice of Lemon Drizzle Cake says:

    The Bad Wolf lol.Next GW will back back as St.GW 😀

    • mattefumi27 the bad wolf says:

      I was in Tibet on a spiritual retreat to cleanse my soul for a couple of days, but it was all for nothing lol… but don’t worry, I’m wearing a muzzle now, I’m harmelss 🙂

  • MonkeysBellend says:

    Sean: Can you do a headline article: WH supporter offers camomile tea treatment….? I love it!!

  • Slice of Lemon Drizzle Cake says:

    Forget Payet,cant we have a deep & meaningful about the EU vote.Its all the go on West Ham sites don’t ya know lmao

  • StanThe Man says:

    You mean the ” online pub” ?? Lol

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