West Ham summer recruit Dimitri Payet on Bilic philosophy

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The attacking midfielder has also been discussing the role he is looking to play in the side.

West Ham United summer signing Dimitri Payet has revealed to the club’s official website how new boss Slaven Bilic wants his side to play this season.

The former Besiktas and Croatia boss was brought in as Sam Allardyce’s replacement at the Boleyn Ground last month after the former boss’ contract was allowed to expire.

He has been tasked with bringing a more eye-catching brand of football to Upton Park after both fans and owners became disillusioned with what was on offer under Allardyce.

Payet has now been discussing the type of football Bilic wants to see them playing, and says that the players have embraced what is being asked of them.

“We have a coach who is quite close to the players who has his own philosophy,” he told whufc.com.

“[It] is based on playing and playing with the ball on the floor, building from the back. It's something that's very good for us. The coach has his ideas and then it's to the group to integrate them in training and in the games.”

Working to help the attackers

The France international has made a stellar start to his career in England, with an impressive debut against Southend United seeing him score two and play a major role in the third goal as well.

He is arguably the club’s star recruit this summer, and that impressive debut has stepped up the interest in him and what he can offer when the real business starts.

Payet says he is chomping at the bit to make his competitive debut in the Europa League on Thursday, and says he knows what role he has to play in the side - helping the attackers to score more goals.

“I hope that Thursday will be my first official game for West Ham,” he added.

“My first match went very well, the second too, so it bodes well for what's to come, but I've got to continue like that. To win games you have to score goals, so for sure my work is to help my attackers and to put them in good positions to score goals.”

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