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Sullivan blasts West Ham foreign players

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan has rapped the club's foreign players.

He warned the players who "couldn't be bothered" they have no choice but to give 100 percent now that the transfer window is shut for six months.

Sullivan told the News of the World: "We've got a few foreign players who wanted to leave but we didn't receive any offers.

"I think they couldn't be bothered but now the deadline has passed they realise the only way out is to play for the club and to play well and I think they will make a contribution. They realise now that they are here until at least January so they will get their heads down and work for the benefit of the club. They had their heads in the air before that.

"The team that started against Man United was the same team from last season because virtually all the new signings were injured. You will find over the next few weeks that it won't be the team of last season - but if players are performing well they will retain their place. It's the manager's decision.

"Out of our new signings Victor Obinna didn't have international clearance, Thomas Hitzlsperger was injured, Winston Reid has a torn muscle in his buttocks, Tal Ben Haim was not fully fit and Pablo Barrera was knackered after playing two full games in the week after the World Cup.

"Now with our new players getting back and the others back playing, you will see us get better game by game."

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