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Tomkins feels Olympic selection cost him West Ham place

James Tomkins feels the time he spent at the Olympics contributed to him losing his place in the West Ham side. He made just a couple of appearances at the Olympics, and has since started just one game for the Hammers this season.

"It is always hard of course. I wanted to represent Great Britain and the manager gave me the chance," he said in the Daily Star.

"I went there expecting to play more than I did in the end. Obviously I wasted a lot of time and then Ginge (Collins) and Reidy played a lot together in pre-season.

"It was disappointing for me but I suppose that is what football is like."

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