Sports News of Monday, 20 February 2017
Black Stars deputy captain, Andre Dede Ayew says his dip in form for West Ham United was due to the ill-timed injury he sustained against Chelsea in the early part of the season.
Ayew was out for two months after featuring his first game for the Hammers in a League game against Chelsea.
The 26-year old spent some time on the sideline before returning to the pitch.
The former Swansea City attacker struggled to maintain his form upon his return from injury mounting pressure on the player who was the record signing for West Ham United in the summer.
The Ghanaian international in an interview with West Ham United’s official website revealed his frustration having recovered from his setback.
“It was very frustrating the start I had here. I think when you come, you have good intentions and want to help the squad. Then you get a really bad injury, and even when I got back I still had some pains and I was playing through the pains.
“I was out for two months or maybe three. I knew if I didn’t get injured again, the pain would go and now I’m much, much better and I can help West Ham.”
Having won the top scorer award at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, the former Olympique Marseille ace only managed to score twice for the Black Stars at the 2017 Nations Cup in Gabon.
He has so far scored once for West Ham United since his move from Swansea City.