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West Ham Fans Will Hate Dimitri Payet Even More After Latest Comments

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West Ham Fans Will Hate Dimitri Payet Even More After Latest Comments

Dimitri Payet is not in the good books of West Ham fans at all.

The Frenchman went out on striker in January and basically forced a move back to Marseille after deciding he didn't fancy playing for West Ham anymore.

Speaking in a press conference, Slaven Bilic confirmed the news that his star man wanted out.

He said:

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"Let's get serious. I have a situation with a player. It is Dimitri Payet. He wants to leave. We have said we don't want to sell our best players but Payet does not want to play for us."

Payet would eventually get his wish and signed permanently with Marseille for a fee of £25 million.

Credit: Twitter/GeorgeKarby

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And no doubt West Ham fans will hate Payet even more after his latest comments.

The 29-year old said he was "bored" of the "defensive system" West Ham had in place and no longer wanted to play for a team at the bottom of the league.

Detailing his reasons for leaving to L'Equipe, he said:

"I no longer wanted to play in a team at the bottom of the Premier League. Our way of approaching matches, I didn't like the defensive system put in place.

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"Playing 4-5-1, I could have all the liberty in the world - it was complicated to express myself. You can say I was bored, yes.

"I was going through matches without any pleasure. Then I had contact with Marseille, especially with Rudi Garcia who has a philosophy I know well. The choice was quick. If I had waited six months, I was losing six months.

"I didn't hesitate. With West Ham at home against Hull (on December 17) we won 1-0 and they hit the woodwork four times.

"In the changing room, everyone was pleased but the man of the match that day had been the post. I thought I would not progress anymore.

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Payet also went on to say that he had been wanting to leave since the summer and that he told them he would go on strike because of how desperately he wanted out.

"I warned them - I was going to do it and maybe they didn't take me seriously. I told them face to face that I accepted the consequences of my actions.

"Slaven Bilic knew that I wanted to go elsewhere. Already at the start of the season, when I left the Euros, we had talked about it.

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"The club shut the door. I respected the choice. But the sporting situation deteriorated. In January, I said to him that I wanted to leave for Marseille and not anywhere else, asking him to pass the message to the directors. The day he said the answer was a definite no, I replied to him that I would no longer play for West Ham."

If Payet ever comes back to England to play against West Ham, he'll no doubt be met by a reception that is far from warm.

(h/t The Mirror)

Topics: Marseille, Slaven Bilic, West Ham, Dimitri Payet

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