Dimitri Payet analyses start to West Ham career after yet another assist

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Dimitri Payet says he is 'very happy' with his start to life at West Ham.

West Ham United star Dimitri Payet has told the club's official website that he is 'very happy' with how his career at Upton Park has started.

French international Payet, 28, joined the Hammers in a big-money move from Marseille this summer, and was expected to be a major creative force in the Premier League having racked up 16 assists in Ligue 1 last term.

So far, Payet has taken English football by storm, scoring three goals and notching three assists in just seven top flight games for West Ham.

His latest assist came on Saturday as he set up Diafra Sakho for West Ham's opening goal in their 2-2 draw with Norwich City, dissecting the Canaries defence to pick out the predatory Sakho.

Already a fan favourite in East London, Payet has captured the hearts of the Upton Park faithful with his sensational trickery and eye for a defence-splitting pass.

Now, Payet has told the West Ham official website that his assist for Sakho on Saturday was 'very good', whilst he also reflected on his start to life under Slaven Bilic.

"I found myself in a good position and I saw Diafra who was calling for the ball in the middle, I managed to picked him out and he was able to score. It was very good," said Payet. "I am very happy with my start here and I’m working hard to ensure it continues," he added.

When teams face West Ham, their primary goal defensively will be to shut Payet down - but so far, no teams has managed to complete that task.

The Frenchman is West Ham's most important player, and if he can keep up his recent performances, West Ham could be looking at a top eight finish this season.

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