Back in the odor of sanctity at West Ham, a year after making headlines after the broadcast of a video in which he mistreated his cat, Kurt Zouma returned to this case.
The year 2022 has been particularly difficult for Kurt Zouma. Consequence of acts of mistreatment of which he was guilty against his cat. Confused by a video, the former Stéphanois had suffered a salvo of violent criticism before being condemned by justice. Copiously booed by West Ham fans, the tricolor defender was also let go by Didier Deschamps, who has not called him to the France team since this affair.
“It was a difficult time for me and for my family, he recognized in the columns of the Evening Standard. I made a mistake, I know, a bad mistake. I have to apologize again for what I did, but life is about moving forward. » And to achieve this, the London defender was able to count on the support of those around him. “My wife and my children, my family, everyone around me, even at the club, the guys, the supporters, the people have helped me through all these hardships, he explained. It affected me, but they helped me and I kept smiling, because that’s who I am. »
It’s very important for me to hear the fans shouting my name
Kurt Zouma was also able to rely on the unwavering confidence of David Moyes, who systematically aligned him in central defense. And if the season has been complicated in the Premier League, with a 14th place at stake, West Ham will play the final of the Europa League Conference next week.
The opportunity for the international tricolor to thank the supporters. “I want to return the favor by winning a trophy. It would be the best of feelings.” he launched, adding: “It’s very important for me to hear the fans shouting my name. It gives you extra motivation, you want to win every duel. »