Whining Payet’s new departure excuse


payetkfcDimitri Payet is again re-writing his “why I left West Ham script” as he bids to explain away one of the most unprofessional departures in the history of the game.

He has said in the past that it was for personal reasons, because he needed to return to France and because the style of play was not good for him.

Now comes Script 4

Talking to Canal TV in France the loathed Hammers declared: “There was an urgency to leave West Ham.

“Given my level of play and the way it went, I was afraid of losing my place in Team France and being selected less.

“Yes I have regrets, in so much as I’ll never forget all the love the club and the people gave me. Afterwards, though, I really can’t hold it against them to have reacted like that. I think they hate me as much as they loved me.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Ray1962 says:

    (quote) I think they hate me as much as they loved me.
    i personally thought the rot began with you being here to much was being done to make you happy and it showed.
    so i was glad the whole thing with you leaving was done and dusted quickly Football is a Team game which if everyone is honest you never were part of. the only thing you thought about was yourself but everything comes around and it will for you Mr Payet and the only explanation this football club and fans wants from you is an apology to which i for one wont be holding my breath
    sorry hope not to strong but TRUE

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