Ready….set….it’s Payet time

PayetMarquee summer signing Dimitri Payet can’t wait to step out at Upton Park against FC Astra on Thursday night.

Expectancy is incredibly high over the exciting Frenchman who made a massive impact with a brilliant free kick and well taken goal against Southend.

Now, after everybody else has talked him up, Payet has decided to speak for himself ahead of the match in what looks set to be a full house Boleyn.

Payet said: “I hope that Thursday will be my first official game for West Ham and at home too, so that will be a pleasure for me to begin.

“It’s an important match, because it’s qualification for the Europa League, the first objective is to qualify, so it’s very good.

He told the official site: “My first match went very well, the second too, so it bodes well for what’s to come, but I’ve got to continue like that.

“To win games you have to score goals, so for sure my work is to help my attackers and to put them in good positions to score goals.”

He continued: “For the time being it’s all going well, we’re preparing well for the new season, there are obviously a lot of matches at the moment and so the squad is still a little bit separated.

“Everyone’s done what they could to help me feel settled in the group and so at the moment I’m training well here.

“We have a coach who is quite close to the players who has his own philosophy which is based on playing and playing with the ball on the floor, building from the back. It’s something that’s very good for us.

“The coach has his ideas and then it’s to the group to integrate them in training and in the games.”



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7 comments on “Ready….set….it’s Payet time

  1. Really hope he plays, especially as I’m taking my wife on Thursday and there’ll be trouble at mill if it’s not exciting!

  2. Lol,i will pray to the Goal Gods for you Mr.Buddy.Nothing worse than having ‘er indoors with the hump!

  3. Brave man!!!Theres no way i would take my missus,she would spend all match telling me which players boot colours didnt suit the colour of the socks or telling me she wanted a cushion for her boney arse,lol 😀

  4. My Lady loves going to football,but never watches the game spends her whole time watching the crowd and listening to the people sitting around her,
    She loves a beer with the lads before and after the game as well,
    Hope we get to see the real Payet and you all have a great night

  5. Football is my way of escaping the missus,lol,a man needs some peace & quiet sometimes 😉

  6. I suppose wetpants will go into a frenzy if we dont beat Norwich by about 5-0 tonight.Thought i better give them a mention.Dont want Johnsey to feel let down by them not getting a shout out,lol

  7. Lol,Johnsey is funny,he makes me laugh when i read his comments.But it aint any surprise they get mentioned when some of them are like screaming pigtail wearing girls in a playground.Always crapping themselves about one thing or another.Season aint even started & some have us doomed for another season.Tarts 😀

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