Benni McCarthy hits out at Avram Grant

15 April 2011 12:37
Benni McCarthy has revealed that Avram Grant did not talk to him during his final months at West Ham. [LNB]The 33-year-old striker collected a ?1.5million pay-off from the Hammers this week after having his contract terminated by mutual consent. [LNB]McCarthy was left out of Grant's 25-man Barclays Premier League squad for the second half of this season following the transfer-window signings of Robbie Keane and Demba Ba and admitted: 'I don't really know when I last spoke to him - but he's got a lot on his plate at the moment. [LNB]'I'm sure he could help his position if he had maybe taken a little bit more time to speak to players. [LNB] Axed: McCarthy had his West Ham contract terminated by mutual consent earlier this week [LNB]'That's what you do if you are a manager and you have a good relationship with players. You get results. [LNB]'But I'm not the type of person to go to a manager and give themultimatums - they make decisions on what they see in training.' [LNB]The South Africa international, who failed to score in his 14appearances after joining from Blackburn in January 2010, also tookresponsibility for his weight problems. [LNB]He told Sky Sports News: 'I let myself down. I just went hidingunder a rock because I couldn't deal with the fact that I was injured. [LNB] Hammer time: The South Africa striker has hit out at his former boss Avram Grant [LNB]'I never trained how I could train because obviously I was out fortwo months (with a calf injury) so I wasn't allowed to train oranything - it was just treatment, treatment, treatment.' [LNB]Meanwhile, West Ham striker Carlton Cole has accepted a charge ofimproper conduct in relation to comments he made on Twitter duringEngland's friendly against Ghana last month. [LNB]Cole tweeted during the 1-1 draw at Wembley: 'Immigration has surrounded the Wembley premises! I knew it was a trap! Hahahaha. [LNB]'The only way to get out safely is to wear an England jersey and paint your face with the St George's flag!' [LNB]Cole later withdrew the comments, but was still charged by theFootball Association. The former Chelsea player accepted the chargeyesterday and is now likely to receive a fine or a warning.[LNB] McCarthy gobbles up ?1.5m contract pay-off to end West Ham nightmare West Ham outcast McCarthy set for loan move to League One CharltonMegson offers McCarthy and Ilunga loan moves to Sheffield Wednesday[LNB]  Explore more:People: Benni McCarthy, Robbie Keane, Carlton Cole Places: South Africa, United Kingdom, Ghana

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