West Ham play host to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League tonight and Sebastien Haller has given his verdict on the game.
The London Stadium will be absolutely rocking tonight for the first-leg of the Europa League semi final clash between the Hammers and the Bundesliga side.
What a night it will be for the West Ham fans. It’s arguably the biggest game that we have faced as a club for 16 years.
Some have labelled it as the ‘Haller Derby’.
Sebastien Haller joined West Ham in the summer of 2019 for around £45 million from Eintracht Frankfurt (BBC).
Unfortunately for the Ivory Coast international though, things didn’t work out for him at the London Stadium and David Moyes swiftly moved him on to Ajax in January 2021.
He does seem like a genuinely lovely bloke though and has never once slated us after leaving the club. That’s always a good sign of character.
Haller delivers West Ham vs Eintracht Frankfurt verdict
The 27-year-old Ajax striker was speaking to Eintracht Frankfurt’s official YouTube account ahead of the huge Europa League clash in East London tonight.
And Haller responded when asked who he wants to win out of West Ham and Eintracht Frankfurt:
“I cannot support one of those teams you know. Both are a part of my career. I can only wish the best to both of them. Both are in my heart. Any result I will be happy for them.”
It will be very interesting to see which side impose themselves onto the game from the first whistle tonight.
It will be a match where the Hammers players really need to keep cool heads and be patient, just like we did against Sevilla and Lyon in the previous rounds.
Frankfurt have been struggling in the Bundesliga this season whilst we have done fairly well in the Premier League.
So on paper, Moyes’s men should have more than enough to get the win tonight. And if West Ham do beat Eintracht Frankfurt, Haller will be pleased for his old club by all accounts.