Sebastian Haller has claimed that he did not have a good game against Watford despite scoring two goals, per The Daily Telegraph.
The Frenchman, who joined the club in the summer in a club-record deal worth £45m with the potential to rise to £50m, per FFC sources, netted a double as the Hammers won 3-1 at Vicarage Road.
Haller scored a total of 20 goals for Eintracht Frankfurt last season, while also laying on 12 assists, but he has admitted that he did not play as well as he could have against the Hornets.
He said: “It was a terrible game for me.
“Yes. I wasn’t that good today – it wasn’t my best game. But at the end it was two goals – that is the job of the striker.
“Even if sometimes it is not easy to judge someone when he doesn’t score but plays a good game. Today was the opposite. I am just happy that I helped the team to win the game.”
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This is exactly the mentality required at West Ham.
Haller turned in a match-winning display and, yet, still holds himself to account, insisting that he did not play to his maximum potential at Vicarage Road.
One must hope that this attitude rubs off on his team-mates, too, and they begin to hold themselves to the same standard.
Haller, as their club-record signing, has to set an example and lead from the front; he has already begun to do so.