West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho has been speaking about not being called up for Senegal’s recent games.
The Hammers front-man has had an outstanding start to life at Upton Park, scoring six goals in his first seven appearances, but that has not been enough for him to add to his two international caps.
In quotes published by the London Evening Standard, Sahko said of international coach Alain Giresse, “When I signed for West Ham he phoned me and said that as I was changing clubs he will want to see how it goes.
“But then I started scoring goal after goal and many people in Senegal asked for my call-up.
“I didn’t hear from him. It is a lack of courage.”
It is a bold statement from the 24-year-old and it will be interesting to see if he earns further international recognition in the months to come. If he keeps scoring as he has done so far, it is hard to imagine he will not.
However, the report includes comments from Giresse himself, who said, “There is a lot of competition for attacking spots in our team. Diafra is new to the top level. He is having a good start at West Ham and I will continue to monitor him.”