Faubert Wants to Quit West Ham
A clearly angry Julien Faubert has told The Mirror that he plans to leave West Ham in the summer,
"My story with West Ham is at an end. I worked flat out for them, even when my mother died, and I have never created any problems.
"If they told me I'm not playing because I am no good I would understand, but that is not the case. I am in good shape and just want to play, but I don't expect anything more here.
My future lies elsewhere and I hope they will not try to prevent me leaving.
"At the time of the Birmingham game, my newly-born son was ill and in hospital. I spent the Friday and Saturday with him and could not go to training.
"My bosses knew the situation. On the eve of the match they told me I was in the reserve squad, but when I turned up on the Sunday the assistant manager told me the first team needed me as a player was injured.
"So I jumped in my car, rushed home and then on to Upton Park - but when I got there surprise, surprise - nobody was injured and I was not in the squad.
"I left the ground, as players do in these situations, and went to see my son as he had suffered a relapse. The hospital was an hour's drive away.
"On my way I got a phone call saying that a lad (James Tomkins) had got injured five minutes before the kick-off, and that I had to come back to replace him - but that was impossible.
"Afterwards the bosses said I had not wanted to return, and that I lacked respect for them. They made me out to be a mercenary.
"West Ham were simply looking for excuses after their defeat against Birmingham. This chapter is now closed - but so is mine at the club."