West Ham summer signing Dimitri Payet has been one of the stars of the Premier League season, and he has spoken about his recovery from a three month injury whilst speaking to the official club website.
The French playmaker said: “It has been a week since I sustained the injury. I am doing well. It is a long period but I am looking forward to making a return to action. Of course it is a big relief for me that I will not need an operation. It is good news on that front but it doesn't change the time that it will take me to recover.
“It has been a big help to me with the support from the fans. It has been incredible the support they have shown towards me and not just at home, but when we play away as well. You can really feel the fans support and I really hope it will become even greater as time goes on.”
Payet arrived at West Ham over the summer, and he has shown the kind of form that means he has been one of the best players in the Premier League this season.
Not only has he impressed statistically, but watching him in person is a joy to behold, and Payet’s absence for three months is both dreadful for West Ham and dreadful for fans of aesthetic football.
The Hammers are surely going to drop in form now that their key creative force is out until the new year, but Payet has admitted he is doing well despite his injury,
He faces a long period on the sidelines, but the Frenchman does not sound downhearted, and he has thanked the West Ham fans for showing their support in his difficult time.
They have cheered him on when impressing on the field of play, but they have cheered him even more now that he is out of action, and this kind of support has been well appreciated by Payet.
Losing Payet is a big blow to a side who have been performing so well this season, but it sounds as if the playmaker is using this absence as a way to come back even stronger when fully recovered from his injury.