Slav explains star’s absence

andre-ayew-west-ham_3766957Slaven Bilic has explained the absence of £20 million signing Andre Ayew from the squad for the weekend game against West Brom.

The former Swansea star and record Hammers signing has made just a dozen PL appearances for the club since arriving from Wales.

And Bilic was in no mood to plunge him into the action against the Baggies so soon after his return from the African Cup of Nations.

He said: “Andre Ayew came back on Friday. He had a long Africa Cup of Nations – they didn’t play more games than we played here so it’s not physical, but psychologically it means a lot to them and it drained him.

“They were there until the end – they played for third place – so we gave him a few days off and he came back on Friday. That’s why he was not in the squad on Saturday.”


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4 comments on “Slav explains star’s absence

  1. So the rumours that he was in a quarantine ward in hospital with yellow tailed parrot fever were untrue then?? 😁

  2. Not sure about this one, think there may be more to this, AC was doubtful all week, so you give your record signing striker ‘a few days off’.

  3. The conspiracy theorists will be out in force. LOL.

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