West Ham ace Issa Diop spoke exclusively to the club’s official website, and suggested that his teammate Sebastien Haller is horrible to play against in training.

The 25-year-old joined the Hammers from Eintracht Frankfurt in July for around £45 million, and he has made a fine start to life in east London.

Haller has racked up three goals in his first four games for West Ham. And his all-around play has been very impressive.

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Issa Diop and Sebastien Haller (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

The Hammers haven’t had a striker score 20 goals or more since Tony Cottee 32 years ago. If Haller continues to score at the rate he has done already, however, he will easily pass the 20 goal mark this season.

And Diop is clearly a huge fan of his fellow Frenchman.


The towering defender spoke to the club’s official website, and raved about Haller:

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Issa Diop and Sebastien Haller (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

“Good players are horrible to mark. But it’s good because you can improve when you train with such talented players. Seb [Haller] in particular is very strong, tall, and clever. He can play it simply but he can also score and he can pass well. You don’t know as a defender what he’s going to do next, so it’s very difficult to defend against him.”

Haller certainly seems to have to everything. He’s big and strong, has a great first touch, and is lethal when presented with a goalscoring opportunity.

West Ham face Manchester United tomorrow, and will be looking to climb into the top four with a win.

If they are to have any chance of beating the Red Devils, Haller will need to be on his best form. And the Frenchman will be desperate to add to his already impressive goal tally against United.

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