Dimitri Payet Quotes.
There were times when I didn’t think I would even be at the European Championship. so to be walking off the field, having scored the winning goal in front of our home fans, just got too much for me.
Speaking to the coach has been my number-one criterion at every club I’ve played for to find out what he expects from me, how he will make me improve, and that he’ll play me.
When I joined Lille, they had a new stadium at Marseille. It was the same, so I know how important it is to clubs when they move home.
Playing 4-5-1, I could have all the liberty in the world – it was complicated to express myself.
I feel more satisfaction – and attach greater value – to providing assists then scoring myself.
I’m usually a No. 10, and the thing I most enjoy is helping my team-mates and creating goal-scoring chances for them.
I think that with West Ham, it was more complicated for me. It happened naturally; there was urgency to leave West Ham.
As long as I can play at a certain level, that’s what I’ll do.
I have very special memories of the West Ham fans.
Obviously, when the results aren’t going your way, it’s difficult to find too much joy in the matches.
When things are going well on the pitch, it is because I know I have the coach behind me.
If I’m forced to leave West Ham, it will be done according to the rules – the club will have its share of the cake.
I don’t close the door to anything.
The number of French players Arsenal have brought through is very impressive, and many of the players who arrived, especially the young ones, were unknown when they arrived to the general public.
Not everybody has the chance to grow up on an island.
I have nothing against Ronaldo.
West Ham was the best choice for me on the back of my best season in Ligue 1. I don’t think there was much room left for progress in Ligue 1.
I don’t have to justify my behaviour.
The level here in England is much higher than in France.
After Le Havre, I became the youngest player in the first division in Reunion. I made my debut at 16. That’s how I got spotted by Nantes.
That’s the difficulty with free-kicks, as you get one, maybe two, and that’s why it’s tough. You have to score.
When I am happy on the pitch, it’s because everything is going well off it.
My managers understood that when I sulk, they talk to me. It’s a way for me to be heard.
When you come to a place like Old Trafford, you have to defend, and the system is in place for perfectly good reasons.
I am used to moving homes in football, and it seems to be a recurring theme in my career.
I try to put on a show while being effective because the spectators come to be entertained by beautiful play.