Delighted Dimitri Payet says France form is a good omen for West Ham

The Frenchman put in two fine displays for France during the international break.

A fine international break for Dimitri Payet is a good omen for the future, the player has told the club’s official website.

The Frenchman made a return to the international set up during this week as his impressive displays in the Premier League convinced Didier Deschamps to make him a part of his squad.

He took full advantage of his chance to impress as well, with him scoring a 35-yard free kick in the 4-2 win over Russia on Tuesday evening.

That came after an equally impressive display against the Netherlands the week before, and he says it’s a good omen for what is to come in future.

“My aim was to try to play as well with the national side as I have been with West Ham,” he told

“I managed to attack these games with confidence and I played well in both games, both in important situations. It’s a great return, to score and to set one up.”

“Making a difference is always what counts in football. It’s a good omen for what’s to come.”

Payet will now be hoping he can help the Hammers push for a Champions League place in the games remaining.

They are currently one point behind Manchester City in fourth, and just five behind Arsenal in third, meaning a place in the top four is very much up for grabs.

They will need to end their season on a high to secure a spot for themselves though, starting with a win over Crystal Palace at Upton Park this weekend.

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