Owen Hargreaves and Jermaine Jenas discussed West Ham striker Sebastien Haller, when speaking on Amazon Prime last night (Tuesday, December 30th, 17:53).
The 26-year-old has really struggled since joining the Hammers from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2019 for around £45 million.
It is clear to see that Sebastien Haller has tremendous talent. At the same time, however, he just doesn’t seem to have the physical capabilities needed to cope with the rigorous demands of Premier League football.
The Ivory Coast international has a really tough task on his hands now if he wants to keep his place in the West Ham starting XI with Michail Antonio working his way back to full fitness.
The Hammers fans are still yet to see the best of Haller, that’s for sure. And Owen Hargreaves and Jermaine Jenas analysed the 26-year-old’s game when speaking on Amazon Prime last night (Tuesday, December 30th, 17:53):
“I’ve seen him in Germany at Frankfurt and he was fabulous. Honestly, he was so good. He played in one of the most dynamic front threes at the time. We haven’t really seen that here. His game is so good but it comes a bit stop start”, Hargreaves said.
Jenas then asked his colleague:
“What does he need around him though Owen? For him to perform at the top level? Watching him, he just seems a bit stagnant at times. It seems like he needs runners.”
Hargreaves responded, “On his day, he can score spectacular goals. I think he probably needs to be a bit more active, show more movement. He was probably used to having more people around him at times. The only way you impress a manager is if you work. You’ve got to work and then you can show the flair stuff. He’s got more in his locker. He was absolutely marvellous at Frankfurt.”
At the end of the day, Haller hasn’t done enough to warrant his massive price-tag.
If he is to succeed at West Ham, he needs to adapt and develop his game more in line with what David Moyes wants.
As things stand, Haller faces a bleak future at the London Stadium. Will he rise to the challenge and prove his doubters wrong? Only time will tell.