Pardew Admits French Barrier Is A Problem!

Last updated : 03 May 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Alan Pardew: "I have to be honest, I would like to have levels of communication (to his French players) greater than they are in terms of 'is our message and the message of my staff getting through 100 per cent'?

"We hope it is and hopefully at West Ham it will. We've used different forms and will change it if we feel it's necessary.

"Cabaye made a point to me this week. He said that when he arrived he didn't have an interpreter and therefore learned English that bit quicker.

"We've used an interpreter because we've got so many new guys who don't understand the language.

"It's like trying to get that balance right of actually forcing them to learn the language – but we do need to understand what their problem is. So there's a balance to get right."