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West Ham coach explains how Payet’s departure has helped the Hammers

West Ham’s first team coach Julian Dicks admitted during an interview with the clubs website that unity within the squad has improved since the departure of the controversial Dimitri Payet from the squad.

Since Payet left, the Hammers’ performances have shown a marked improvement with the likes of Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio spearheading the progress. The team now sit in 11th position on the standings.

Dicks said during his interview, “Obviously, things weren’t so good when Dimi [Payet] was here, because everything was focused on him, but now he’s gone and we seem to have a better team spirit, to be honest. The boys have pulled together and results have shown that.”

In their last 11 matches, the East London club have claimed six victories and two draws, which is a decent record especially as they showed signs of flirting with relegation during the early parts of the season.