As featured on NewsNow: Football news

West Ham boss Allardyce admits moaning Diarra could be on his way

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce admits he must speak with Alou Diarra after a critical interview in the French press.

The France international claims he was sold false promises when he joined the club and that he has a non-existent relationship with manager Allardyce.

"He is obviously clear, without telling me, that he is not happy with he situation, which is understandable," the West Ham boss said.

"You get this all the time as a manager when you bring a player of his experience and calibre over from France.

"It hasn't quite worked out and he feels a little disgruntled in terms of playing more, this or that.

"It is a fact of life, whereas I look at the situation and play what I consider the best team and because of Alou's long-standing injury he has found it hard to adjust to what is needed in the Premier League.

"If he is unhappy, he just has to tell me what he wants to do and we'll see how we go from there.

"At the moment, yes, he contributed well but his frustrations he obviously wants to play more.

"We'll have that discussions and we'll make a decision after that on the future of Alou."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free