Dimitri Payet: I left West Ham because I was bored with defensive approach


• France international says he was regressing in Premier League
• ‘I could have gone to war last summer. August was badly managed’

Dimitri Payet has said he left West Ham United in January because he was bored with playing for Slaven Bilic’s team in the lower half of the Premier League table.

The France international joined Marseille for £25m after citing family problems as the reason he wanted to return to his former club and refusing to play for West Ham. Payet, who has since scored two goals for Marseille in six appearances in Ligue 1, was heavily criticised by the cochairman David Sullivan at the time for betraying the club but the 29-year-old has now hit back, telling the French newspaper L’Équipe that he had become frustrated with life in London.

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Source: Football News
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