Payet thanks West Ham team-mates

Dimitri Payet says he wouldn’t have been included in the PFA Team of the Year without the help of his West Ham team-mates.

West Ham: Payet thanks West Ham team-matesWest Ham: Payet thanks West Ham team-mates

The Frenchman, who is now preparing for Euro 2016 with Les Bleus – currently priced as 16/5 joint-favourites with Titanbet to win, managed 12 goals and 12 assists in his debut campaign in the Premier League and earned a place in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year as a result.

The 29-year-old was also named as the West Ham Player of the Year and nominated for the the 2016 PFA Players’ Player of the Year Award, which was won by Leicester star Riyad Mahrez.

Payet is delighted his efforts have been recognised but he feels his team-mates, the fans and everyone connected with the club also deserve credit.

He told the club’s official website: “It has been a magnificent first year and looking back at the results I’ve had for club and country it has been really fantastic and also these individual accolades are also lovely to receive.

“I would also like to thank all my team-mates, the staff here, the coaching staff, the medical staff were fantastic when I was injured and of course the fans, there’s a lot of love there and they’ve really encouraged me and helped me to settle in.

“Of course it is fantastic to receive recognition from fellow players and, on top of that, it’s in the hardest league in the world so it is a really great feeling and I feel very honoured.

“Even though it is a personal award I still want to share it with my team-mates because the fact that I have won it is down to their help and the fact that they have had confidence in me.”

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