Dimitri Payet jokes about West Ham fans' song, says it's the next big single

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The West Ham playmaker is in an understandably good mood.

Dimitri Payet's 'love affair' with the West Ham United fans has continued, with the 28-year-old joking that the supporters' song about him is 'the next big single,' according to the club's official website.

The Frenchman says he is keen to repay the fans' support with hard work, goals and assists. And he feels the West Ham faithful's Payet song is going to be a hit.

He said on 'Chadwell Chatter': "The love affair with the fans continues and all the better for it! You show me your love and I try to repay it on the pitch, with hard work, goals and assists, so that it continues. Apparently my song’s going to be the next big single!"

Next up for West Ham is a trip to Newcastle United - and Payet will have good memories of the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Indeed, on that occasion, the Frenchman linked up effectively with Victor Moses as the east London side won 2-0 and could have scored even more.

On the break, West Ham were quick as lightning and ended up dominating against a limp Steve McClaren side.

This time around, Newcastle may go into proceedings with more confidence after a 3-3 draw with Manchester United - as well as the knowledge they'll be at home. But the Hammers have more to be confident about right now, sitting fifth in the Premier League and knowing there's no reason they can't hunt a top-four spot down.

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