Monday Apr 17, 2017. 13:00
According to The Sun, Senegal striker Diafra Sakho missed West Ham United’s Premier League match this weekend because of a clash with manager Slaven Bilic.
The Teranga Lions man was not named in the Hammers’ match-day squad for their 2-2 draw at Sunderland, with the assumption at the time that he was unfit for selection.
However, The Sun claims that Sakho had a bust-up with Bilic before West Ham set off for their journey to the Stadium of Light.
The Senegalese was reportedly angered by the decision to leave him out of the starting XI and responded by declaring himself injured and refusing to join the Hammers travelling party.
The Sun quotes an unnamed London Stadium source: “His absence against Sunderland was a result of not being picked for the starting XI.
“The player thought he was fit and ready to play but the boss wanted to offer him a place on the bench rather than give him his first start of the season.
“He has been begging to make his claim in the team for weeks as they are struggling. It has all then kicked-off.
“The player made it clear it wasn't good enough and had another fall-out with the boss. He then declared himself injured and unable to make the bench."