West Ham tell Dimitri Payet to get on with his life after stating he was 'bored'
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 10/03/17 4:05pm
West Ham are bemused by Dimitri Payet's comments that was "bored" with the team's negative style of play and believe the player should get on with his life, Sky sources understand.
Payet told French newspaper L'Equipe that one of the main reasons he left the Hammers in January was the team's defensiveness and poor form, and said his career risked regressing if he had stayed.
A source at West Ham has told Sky Sports News HQ they could not understand why Payet had decided to give the interview and said that manager Slaven Bilic would feel let down by the Frenchman's comments.
The source added that Payet had told them he wanted to leave for personal reasons, and there were no mentions of him not liking the team's formation or wanting to leave for football reasons.
West Ham believe Payet's career was "resurrected" during his 18 months at the club.
The 29-year-old's weekly wage was quadrupled to £120,000 a week, and he regained his place in the France national team to become one the stand-out performers at Euro 2016 in his home nation.
West Ham were forced to sell Payet to Marseille in January for £25m after he went on strike.