Dimitri Payet picks his favourite free kick this season

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The Frenchman has been a free kick specialist at West Ham this season.

West Ham United star Dimitri Payet has picked his free kick for France against Russia as his favourite so far, in comments made to the club’s official website.

The French midfielder has been in sensational form for the Hammers this season in a series of impressive displays.

His set piece skills have particularly caught the eye, with him having scored several impressive strikes in recent weeks alone.

The latest of those was against Crystal Palace as he curled a 20-yard finish into the top corner in his side’s 2-2 draw.

That one was among the best he has managed so far, but he says his goal on international duty was his personal favourite.

“I am enjoying a very good period at the moment in terms of free-kicks. I am full of confidence and that allows me to try out these new things,” he told whufc.com.

“The ball seems to be going in at the moment which is great for all of us. I was quite lucky against Palace as I did have one free-kick earlier in the game that went over.”

“My favourite goal would have to be for France against Russia as it was particularly special because it was my birthday and it was also the furthest out on the pitch.”

The Hammers will now be hoping Payet has more moments of magic in his locker between now and the end of the season.

They are currently fighting on two fronts as they eye a top four finish and the FA Cup, if they can overcome Manchester United in their quarterfinal replay.

They will need Payet at their best for both competitions and his present form certainly suggests he has no intention of slowing down.

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