West Ham fans were both pleased and upset to see their former player put in a class performance in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Dimitri Payet, who once graced the Premier League’s pitches, helped Marseille progress to the competition’s semi-finals with a goal and an assist against German side RB Leipzig in a highly-entertaining match that ended at 5-2 in favour of the Ligue 1 club.
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Since moving back to the French side last January, Payet has been quite the star in France. He has scored five goals and dished out nine assists in 25 league starts this season.
His performance on the night left Hammers fans understandably disturbed, but some of them made sure to congratulate their former attacker.
Here are some of the best reactions they left on Twitter
Dimitri Payet with a world class performance as Marseille progress to the Europa League semi finals. I can’t help but think about what might’ve been if he stayed in East London.. #COYI pic.twitter.com/EWcerrMMjC
— West Ham Fanzone (@WestHamFZ) April 12, 2018
Why we didn’t keep Payet, unbelievable
— Ian Kilden (@Eball_WHU66) April 12, 2018
I hate that Payet is still a class player 郎
— Steveh’⚒ (@StevehWhu) April 12, 2018
What a game what a goal Payet
— Billy⚒⚒ (@BillyWhufcCoyi2) April 12, 2018
— Toby Gilles (@tobygilles) April 12, 2018
Payet is still such a baller it hurts, just want him back x
— ᶜᵃᶫᶫᵘᵐ (@CaIIumWHU) April 12, 2018
Payet showing why he left us
— Steve (@Steve_WHU_) April 12, 2018
Yes Marseille, what a first half, Payet has been different class, the 30 yard pass leading upto the 2nd goal, the disallowed Romania esque finish & then the assist for the 3rd #OMRBL
— MR ⚒ (@WHU_MR2013) April 12, 2018
It’s hard to imagine West Ham doing as poorly as they have done this season if Payet was still around. But they’ve also gotten some really good players on their books now and should add a few more in the summer.