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Lletget bemoans lack of opportunities at West Ham

Filed: Wednesday, 13th May 2015
By: Staff Writer

Outgoing midfielder Sebastian Lletget has admitted the lack of first team opportunities proved a huge frustration during his time at West Ham.

The 22-year-old returned to the United States last week to sign for LA Galaxy, following six years in England with the Hammers. And despite having nothing but praise for the Academy set-up, Lletget revealed that the slim chances of progressing to the first team squad led him to believe his future lay elsewhere.

My career was basically on standstill for a long time," Letget told MLS Soccer. "I got a little taste here and there, but I was never really thrown in. But I respect that club; I will always respect that club. [Without them] I would not be the player I am today.

I was in the first team squad at 17 and [Gianfranco] Zola was manager at the time. I was really pushing to get in the team, but those things happen in life. Sam Allardyce brought in so many players it was always difficult for a young player to break in.

"I was always waiting for an injury, and it never came. I don't wish that upon any player but in the career we're in, you've just got to wait for your opportunity."

Lletget - who made just one first team appearance during his time at West Ham - could make his debut for Galaxy this weekend, when his new club face Orlando on Sunday.

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