West Ham hitman Sebastien Haller confirmed his ambition to force his way into the France national team, when speaking to reporters last night.
The 25-year-old joined the Hammers from Eintracht Frankfurt for around £45 million in July. And he has begun his West Ham career in fine fashion.
The Frenchman has already bagged three goals for the east London outfit. And the early signs are that he will be a real success in the Premier League.
Haller has recently been overlooked by France boss Didier Deschamps, however. Les Bleus boss has instead opted for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud as his target man.
The Hammers forward, who earns £120,000 per week according to Forbes, is in a similar mould to Giroud, although he is unquestionably quicker along the ground than the former Arsenal hitman is.
And Haller told reporters how he hopes to earn a call-up to the French team very soon, as quoted by the Daily Star:
“I would like to play for France. You never know what can happen but it is not possible for the moment. I think it is about profile and I need to get my statistics up and score goals. I did it in Holland and in Germany. Now I want to do it in England. Just to prove to myself and show I can be effective. I think West Ham was a good club to show this.”
Now, it is worth remembering that France are the current world champions. So Haller’s attempts to force his way into Deschamps’ setup will be far easier said than done.
West Ham fans will be delighted to hear the Frenchman’s optimism, however.
And if he continues to score goals in the Premier League, he will have a great chance of achieving his dream.