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Sunday, 09 May 2010 23:08

Boa Morte slams West Ham owner

Portuguese critical of Sullivan

West Ham United winger Luis Boa Morte has expressed his disapproval at the recent conduct of the English club’s co-owner David Sullivan.

The Hammers chief caused controversy after the club avoided relegation by announcing that all first-team players, with the exception of Scott Parker, would be put up for sale. Sullivan also stated that he expected several new signings over the summer, in order to avoid a repeat of this season’s struggles next term.

Boa Morte, who marked his first appearance of an injury-hit season with a goal against Manchester City today, told the BBC that the comments had not been well received by the players. "Mr Sullivan should have a bit more composure when he talks to the press to hammer the players, it’s not helping anyone,” he said. "The fact you have money doesn't mean you can say and do whatever you want. He should respect everyone as they need to be respected.

“The other players? Everyone feels the same. Some people just listen and don’t really care about it, but I've been playing football for 15 years and I've never had a board like that. That's why I'm not pleased with them and hopefully next season they will change to help the club move forward and not in the way they‘ve been dealing with the situation this year,” said Boa Morte, who is set to leave Upton Park when he contract expires in June.

“I think I’ve done all I can and worked as hard as I could. I’ve been honest with myself and always been committed to the club. So it’s a good way to finish. I’m happy and just looking forward to my future. I’m open to options, I’m not going to rush myself and I’ll see what comes along.”

By Sean Gillen

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Comments (1)
Manuel Da Costa will be available!
1 Monday, 10 May 2010 04:49
I would love to see this guy in a Benfica jersey! He needs consistant playing time and with a sale of Luiz, we can pick him up. Come on SLB, invest in this guy!

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