Soccer Pundit Ian Wright is mad at statement of West Ham United playmaker Dimitri Payet.
The France international recently admitted that he was open to the idea of going back to his former club Marseille in his home country.
The Euro 2016 star said:
“Marseille have a new project which seems interesting. Marseille know how attached I am to the club. When I talk about it, I say the best possible thing, because that is what I think, so why not.”
This made the former Arsenal star blast Payet. Wright opined that Payet’s comments would anger West Ham fans, adding that he “thinks [Payet] is out of order coming out to say stuff like that.”
“I think what you see with his is somebody that, up until this point, has obviously had an attitude problem and a consistency problem. Now that we are seeing a little bit of consistency from him, he is holding West Ham to ransom,” Wright added.
West Ham have not started the season as well as they would, placing below the first half before Christmas. Wright said that Payet should rather be helping the club get out of their current mess rather than making such statements.
“He should be helping them and making sure that he is the catalyst and the talisman to get them out of it [West Ham’ slump]. He’s showing his leg to other clubs, he’s showing his thigh even,” Wright added.
There have been speculations that the French star might exit the team anytime soon. While Slaven Bilic might not want to let the talented forward go, Payet seems not as committed on his own path. Since coming back from injury, he has been decent for the team but his best has not been as impactful as last term’s.