West Ham were beaten 1-0 by Sheffield United last night.

There were plenty of poor performances all over the pitch for the Hammers.

One of those was Sebastien Haller.

The 25-year-old joined West Ham from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer for around £45 million (BBC).

He has really struggled to establish himself, however, scoring just six goals in 21 outings for the Hammers.

Haller’s lack of goals can be forgiven, but his all-round performances really have left a lot to be desired.

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Sebastien Haller (Photo by Rich Linley – CameraSport via Getty Images)

And it was much of the same once again last night.

 

The Frenchman looked forlorn, lost and timid against the Blades. He is a big old unit, and really should be putting himself about more than he does.

Whenever Sheffield United played the ball long last night, their strikers almost always won the aerial duals.  Something that was not the case at all when West Ham went long.

It could be argued that Haller needs more support up front. The Hammers desperately miss Michail Antonio, and the Frenchman looks like a totally different player when the 29-year-old plays alongside him.

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Sebastien Haller (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

If David Moyes persists in playing him up front on his own, however, the 25-year-old simply needs to do more, and put in more of a shift.

He needs to use his attributes to better effect. The Premier League is an entirely different kettle of fish to the Bundesliga. Haller won’t have things all his own way as far as physical battles go.

And it is clear that the West Ham man needs to put in the hard yards before the goals start flowing on a consistent basis.

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