West Ham’s Paintsil: I’m still fighting to reclaim my position

Paintsil said: “The new coach bought many players and wants to justify his purchases by giving those players more opportunities – hence making my chances slimmer and slimmer.

“What is more difficult is that, here, officials cannot have a say with regard to what the coaches do. So even though some of them do know about my potential and believe in me, they can’t influence the decision of the coach. But I am still fighting to reclaim my position.”