West Ham star Dimitri Payet shares frustrations over France snub

The Frenchman has been in excellent form for the Hammers this season.

West Ham summer signing Dimitri Payet has shared his frustration over his lack of involvement in the French national team set-up, in quotes published by the London Evening Standard.

The 28-year old was something of a late bloomer and only made his debut for the national side five years ago.

He has so far managed 15 caps for Les Blues but was surprisingly left out of Didier Deschamps' recent squad for the friendlies against Portugal and Serbia, and is none too pleased about the situation.

"Honestly, I am struggling to understand what he is really asking of me," said Payet.

“For me, it has been maybe a year now that I have been giving my all and I am probably in the best form of my career. I don’t know what more he wants, of course I can always do better but in the overall idea, I struggle to understand it.

"He spoke to me in the last two times that the squad assembled, that he wanted more from me, in the way I played for the national team," he added.

The former Marseille man has made a storming start to his West Ham career, grabbing three goals in his first five Premier League games, and it is surely only a matter of time before his performances are recognised and rewarded with a return to the French squad.

West Ham’s capture of the mercurial man for £10.7 million – according to the Daily Mail – was arguably the transfer deal of the summer and Hammers fans may not be too opposed to their new star man going under the radar for a little bit longer.

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