No regrets for Payet after injury ends World Cup dream

first_imgOlympique Marseille ‘I’d do it again tomorrow’ – No regrets for Payet after injury ends World Cup dream Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 00:35 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dimitri Payet - cropped Getty Images Olympique Marseille Olympique Marseille v Atlético Madrid Atlético Madrid UEFA Europa League As he prepares to watch the World Cup from afar, Dimitri Payet admits he was “fully aware of the risks” of his Europa League involvement. Dimitri Payet has no regrets about risking his fitness in the Europa League final despite the decision costing him a spot in France’s World Cup squad.The Marseille skipper left the pitch in tears after just half an hour of Wednesday’s crushing 3-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in Lyon.Payet, who had been troubled by a muscle problem in the lead-up to the match, sustained a fresh hamstring injury that France boss Didier Deschamps confirmed as the reason for his exclusion from the 23 for Russia.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The 31-year-old former West Ham playmaker took to social media on Saturday to offer his support to the national team, while insisting he would not hesitate to make the same call again.”When you are a professional player, the France team is above all, it’s true,” Payet wrote on Instagram.”But [Marseille] is in my heart and if it is necessary to do it again tomorrow, after tomorrow, in six months, in one year, I would do it without question.”I repeat, I love this club and I am ready to make sacrifices for it… I was fully aware of the risks I was taking and I fully assume the consequences.”I am and I will be the first supporter of Les Bleus for this World Cup. I will heal and start preparing for next season. You can count on me.”last_img

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