It took West Ham United striker Sebastien Haller just 42 minutes to score his first goal at international level and afterwards supporters were quick to praise the Ivory Coast talisman.
The target man was born in France but has pledged his allegiance to the Ivory Coast. He was handed a debut against Madagascar and didn’t disappoint his new teammates.
Herve Renard will have been delighted with what he saw from his new striker and Haller could become a permanent fixture on the international stage.
Haller has scored five goals in 10 outings for West Ham this season, with four of his goals coming in the EFL Cup.
The 26-year-old has only started twice in the Premier League and he will hope to use his time on international duty to force his way into David Moyes’ thinking.
Haller checked in at the London Stadium in the summer of 2019 for a staggering £45 million from Eintracht Frankfurt (BBC).
In 44 games for the Hammers, he has scored 13 goals but has failed to really nail down a place in the team.
After last night’s display, he drew lots of praise, with supporters reacting on Twitter.
Here is what fans were saying about the £121,000-a-week Hammers ace.
He made the best choice to choose Ivory Coast 🇨🇮
I'm so proud for them because they have a better team
— 𝙼𝚄𝙺𝙰𝙽𝚈𝙰 𝙼𝙰𝙻𝚄𝙼𝙱𝙰 👑 (@olimukanya) November 13, 2020
— Amir Omar (@Amir_A_Omar) November 12, 2020
was a nice goal though
— Vinnie 🇳🇿 (@VincentYW_) November 13, 2020
Feed him and he will score!
— Steve ⚒⚒ (@Steve49990856) November 12, 2020
He is a top player but can't please toxic fans
— Dani (@BeselidhjaFc) November 13, 2020
Sebastien Haller scored in 42 minutes on his Ivory Coast debut purely due to the fact he is a good striker when he actually receives some form of service – something that never happens each and every time he plays for West Ham at club level.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) November 12, 2020
Its true? He was fantastic for Frankfurt almost winning the Europa league with them
— Tom TORodde (@18Tom87) November 13, 2020