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Payet: I was bored

Former WestHam player, Dimitri Payet has revealed why he left WestHam United just a year after signing a new five and half year deal at the club.

The Marseille player attributed his reasons to him being bored and his family not able to settle in England.

Payet told L’Equipe that “The way we played, the defensive system we used, didn’t please me.”

 “You could say I was bored. I had had contact with Marseille and most notably with [Marseille coach] Rudi Garcia, who had a philosophy that I knew well.”

“The choice was quick. If I waited six months I would lose six months.”

“With West Ham at home against Hull, we won 1-0 and they hit the post four times, In the changing room everyone was happy, but the the man of the match that day was the post.”

“I thought that I would not have room for improvement. On the contrary, I risked regressing. I need another challenge.”

There were widespread rumours in England that the inability of Payet family to settle in England is the reason why he wanted to leave WestHam and when quizzed on that, the Frenchman said;

“That was another factor in the decision.”

“When I am happy on the pitch, it’s because everything is going well off it. When it’s complicated at family level that can stop you from being at ease in your job.”

Dimitri Payet joined Marseille in a deal worth to be over £25m.


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