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David Moyes delivers harsh Sebastien Haller criticism as former stars rally around West Ham striker after wonder goal
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David Moyes delivers harsh Sebastien Haller criticism as former stars rally around West Ham striker after wonder goal

David Moyes delivered some harsh criticism of West Ham United striker Sebastien Haller despite his wonder goal in the draw with Crystal Palace.

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But a host of former West Ham stars rallied around the forward who has been struggling for form and confidence.

Haller divides opinion among the West Ham fanbase.

And Moyes has clearly not been his biggest fan either.

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Haller earns West Ham a point with sensational overhead kick

Haller went into the Palace game under increasing pressure after spurning a host of chances to score in the victory over Leeds last weekend.

After a rocky first half the Ivorian showed a glimpse of why West Ham paid £45million for him with a breathtaking overhead kick equaliser in the second period.

It presented Moyes with an opportunity to perhaps boost the fragile confidence of his only fit forward after the game.

But while Moyes loved the goal, he still had words of criticism for Haller.

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Moyes spurns chance to boost forward’s fragile confidence with somewhat harsh criticism

“I’d have liked him to get a tap in in the first half when the goalie parried one out, when nobody was on it to get the rebound!” Moyes told

“I might surprise you by saying I wasn’t that surprised, Seb has an incredible ability to get his leg up really high and score goals like that. It’s the tap ins I want him to score as well,” Moyes then told the press (Football London).

“We need him to be a big part, we needed somebody to come up with the goods. We looked for large parts of the game we were huffing and puffing but didn’t look like we’d get anything.

“He’s been trying to settle, it takes time. Sometimes they are too big, we expect a lot from him as well. We want his goals in the Premier League, not just cup games.”

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But former West Ham stars and current teammate rally around £45m man

But if Haller is looking to take some confidence from the match, former West Ham stars and Michail Antonio were there to rally around the forward.

The likes of Trevor Sinclair, Carlton Cole, Anton Ferdinand and Antonio took to Twitter to react to the strike, hoping it boosts his confidence.

“Sebastian Hallerrrrrr,” Sinclair said on Twitter.

“What a STRIKE HALLER. We’re all really rooting for Haller to kick on after tonight’s worldy.”

“OMG what a goal Haller the power in the (bicycle kick),” Ferdinand said.

“I just hope a goal of that quality will give Haller the confidence he needs.”

“Raaaaaahhhhhh,” Cole said of the goal.

But he suggested Sinclair was being modest when others suggested his famous overhead kick for QPR was better.

“Sincs come on bro, yours is the best of all time. No comparison.”

“I see you Sebastien Haller,” added his injured teammate Antonio when comparing the strike to his own against Man City.

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