Stan Collymore destroys Dimitri Payet after West Ham playmaker refuses to play
By Amir Mir
Stan Collymore has destroyed wantaway West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet by stating he is “another player who’s been told he’s a God”.
Hammers boss Slaven Bilic revealed on Thursday morning that the 29-year-old wants to leave the club.
SB: "We have said we don't want to sell our best players but @dimpayet17 does not want to play for us. We are not going to sell him.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 12, 2017
Payet joined the east London outfit during the summer of 2015 where he went on to excel in his debut season in the Premier League.
His performances saw him nominated for Players’ Player of the Year as he also represented France at Euro 2016.
However, during this campaign, his displays in front of goal have dropped as his side are struggling in the bottom half of the table.
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The news of Payet’s refusal to play angered former Premier League striker Collymore who had this to say on his personal Twitter account.
Another player who's been told he's a God and Bayern/Barca is his stage.
Was lucky #WHUFC took the punt, mugged them off royally.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) January 13, 2017
Payet has scored two goals this season, his most recent during the 2-2 draw at Anfield in early December.
He was a second-half substitute during his last game where the Irons were thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City in the FA Cup.
Bilic’s side have struggled since moving into the London Stadium over the summer, including four against Watford and five against Arsenal earlier on in the campaign.
They will now host fellow league strugglers Crystal Palace who could drag the club back into the relegation mix with a win on Saturday afternoon.
In other West Ham news, Trevor Sinclair has hit out on Dimitri Payet.