Filed: Tuesday, 23rd June 2009
By: Staff Writer
Julien Faubert says he wants to rediscover his appetite for football at West Ham.
The 25-yeard-old French winger, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Real Madrid is back at West Ham after the Spanish giants not unsurprisingly failed to take up the option to exercise their option to buy.
With his future still uncertain, Faubert admitted that he had become disillusioned with life at West Ham having been out of the first team picture - but says he is now ready to ressurect his career in London having spent the majority of his spell in Spain kicking his heels on the bench.
"I don't want to waste any more time," he said. "I want to recapture the taste for football because for a moment I had lost it.
"It has been difficult because I never received an explanation about my [lack of] playing time. I had to be patient, but it was easy to attack me - the Frenchman who never played. I was the scapegoat.
"[But] I sense a great willingness from the management to keep me. I know that the club are looking for a right winger and I see myself in that position. I especially want to settle down, to stop endlessly moving, for me and my family."
Faubert - who was linked in the French media with a move to Tottenham last week - also said that he enjoyed his spell at Real Madrid, even though he made just two appearances during his four months on loan.
"I have the taste on incompleteness in my mouth, but I still enjoyed Real Madrid," he added. "A great club with great players.
"When I realised I would not be playing I concentrated on myself. Now I move on to something else."
Despite Faubert's apparent change of heart West Ham are still thought to be willing to listen to offers for the former Bordeaux player, who cost United just over £6million in the summer of 2007.
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by Larry Lamb
08:34AM 24th Jun 2009
''That's not the taste of incompleteness. It's the taste of twenty gauloise cigarettes. Get rid of this disgrace to professional football.''
by Jon aka hhammerhead
07:19PM 23rd Jun 2009
''Well please pull your finger out and show us why people rated you before you came here.''
05:19PM 23rd Jun 2009
''I'll give him a lift to WHL if he needs one!''
05:00PM 23rd Jun 2009
''Take up the option of keeping him or selling him! Hmmm thats a tough one. Na, sell him, he is useless. I'm 44 with a dodgy knee and I'm better down the wing than he is. If you can get anything for him then get rid, worst player to ever play for West Ham. Infact, WHU should sue Curbishley for telling us fans he was a footballer.''