After scoring a stunning overhead kick to help West Ham beat Crystal Palace, Andy Carroll took a swipe at wantaway playmaker Dimitri Payet.
Payet was not in the squad following his refusal to play and, after the 3-0 victory, Carroll said no one is bigger than the Hammers.
“I don’t think any player is bigger than the club. That’s what the lads believe, the manager, all the staff and the fans. We showed we’re a tight group and got three points for it,” said the 28-year-old.
“We have answered a few of the critics, with everything that has been going in during the week and everyone talking. I have received a lot of calls and messages and it has been the same for the other players. It has been tough, especially as the lads are close to one another.”