Dimitri Payet admits surprise at West Ham's start to the season

The 28-year old has been instrumental in the Hammers' good form.

West Ham star Dimitri Payet has admitted he is surprised by his new team’s start to the season, in an interview on the club’s official website.

The Frenchman has been the star of the show in a start that has seen the Hammers emerge victorious in four of their first six games, leaving them second place in the Premier League.

Three of those wins have come against three of the so-called big boys in Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, and the achievement is all the more impressive considering all three have been away from home.

“I might have been a little sceptical if you told me where we’d be, but we've shown that our position’s not happened by chance,” said Payet.

“We continue to take points, that's the important thing. We know that in view of the potential going forward, we're capable of scoring at any given moment. If we're not conceding, that's going to bring us points and that's what's happened.”

“I wouldn't necessarily say [we’re winning away] with ease, but it's true that we've got a defensive unit that's tough to budge,” he added.

The Hammers have indeed proved a tough unit to break down after seemingly learning from their disappointing home defeats to Leicester and Bournemouth.

Six goals were conceded in those two losses but just one has been leaked in the other four games, and the players now look fully on board with the demands of the manager.

The pressure is now on Bilic and his players to match the sky-high standards set so far, but with injuries and suspension bound to be a factor over the course of a season, it will prove a tough task.

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