West Ham suffered a 3-2 home defeat against Tottenham on Saturday – and some of the club’s supporters were raging at their centre-forward Sebastien Haller for his performance.
The Hammers returned after the international break with a loss in the Premier League at the London Stadium.
With Jose Mourinho taking charge for the first time, his Spurs team came out of the blocks quickly and raced into a three-goal lead by the 49th minute.
Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura cut through a poor Hammers backline in the first-half, with Harry Kane adding a third early in the second period.
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini did at least see his side respond with Michail Antonio’s goal in the 73rd minute, while Angelo Ogbonna also netted in stoppage time.
A selection of West Ham supporters on social media felt that Haller offered very little quality in the final third and struggled to make an impact.
The Frenchman has four goals since his summer arrival for £45million (BBC), but has scored just once since August and is enduring some difficult form.
He looked isolate for long spells against Spurs and failed to create any clear goalscoring opportunities.
The 25-year-old certainly has to try up his levels for a struggling West Ham side, as they desperately need his goals to help them try climb the table.
Here are some West Ham fans on Haller:
Haller or enner valencia? Enner valencia for me #coyi
— Jack ⚒ (@jackarmitxge) November 23, 2019
It’s depressing how terrible we are. We lack everything, Haller is embarrassing.This is relegation pending. #COYI
— Sarah (@SHeathS80) November 23, 2019
— Steve Riley (@TheSteveRiley) November 23, 2019
On the flip side, I thought Haller had another poor performance. We’ve been saying he hasn’t gotten service for weeks now but that second half was loaded with balls into the box & I saw get on the end of one that went straight at the keeper. Needs to do better. #COYI
— Liam (@liambright) November 23, 2019
Haller’s first touch would make Carlton Cole’s look like Messi’s.
— Khaleem Azam (@AzamWHUFC) November 23, 2019
Remember at the start of the season when Haller was the answer to West Ham’s striking issues 😳 #WHUFC
— Tom Lane (@VGNLane) November 23, 2019
Haller needs a striker partner
— Daniel 父 Moore ⚒ (@danielmoore1987) November 23, 2019