Sofiane Feghouli has been in the news lately, but for all the wrong reasons.
The Algerian winger, who is struggling to get game time at his new club West Ham United, was apparently one of the catalysts in the departure of Milovan Rajevac as Algeria manager.
This has been covered extensively by the local press, with the former Valencia forward now having to defend himself in an interview with So Foot in France, saying some of the reports were over exaggerated.
During the course of the discussion, Feghouli also touched on how things are going in London after West Ham’s poor start to the season.
He said: “I’m there everyday, I see how things are going. I’m confident for the rest of the season, especially with the quality of the players and the effort the staff are putting in to address the situation.
“Now, we need to be united and have that bit of luck to get a run of wins and gain confidence. It’ll happen sooner or later, and I think it’s already started.”
The forward then explained the staff have changed a few things, focusing more on tactics in order to not avoid some of the mistakes that have plagued the London club since the summer.
As for Bilic, the player only had nice things to say about his new manager.
He said: “He’s always available if you need to talk to him or have a problem. His door is always open. During training, he insists on putting a lot intensity. That’s key for him.”
Asked if he was worried about his lack of game time, the player made it clear the manager knew him well enough and had full faith in him, meaning no alarm bells are ringing.