Sebastien Haller completed 90 minutes in the heavy defeat away to Leicester City on Wednesday night – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter ripped into him for his performance.
The Hammers were beaten 4-1 at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League fixture and it means they are only above the relegation zone on goal difference.
Hosts Leicester were dominant in the first-half, with Harvey Barnes and Ricardo Pereira on the scoresheet for them.
David Moyes’ side did reduce the deficit early in the second period with Mark Noble’s penalty, but Ayoze Perez ended up scoring a brace to complete a comfortable win for the Foxes.
West Ham have to face runaway leaders Liverpool in their next league fixture and it’s worrying times right now for them.
A selection of West Ham supporters on social media were left fuming with Haller for his contribution in midweek.
The 25-year-old French striker did earn the penalty that Noble scored, but for the most part he was left isolated in attack and he struggled to make the ball stick with him.
He cost the club a staggering £45million (BBC) in the summer from Eintracht Frankfurt and six goals in 23 games so far doesn’t justify that price tag.
Moyes needs to see that he’s better with a forward up top alongside him and need to try play to his strengths.
Here are some West Ham fans tearing into Haller:
Waste of money
— Adam (@IamChadbacca) January 22, 2020
His first touch is dreadful. So bad
— Sam Brooks (@Sambrooks90) January 22, 2020
Arnie had something about him that Moyes managed to get out off him.. haller I fear has nothing about his game he isn’t aggressive and can’t trap a ball. Constantly gets beat to the ball , his lack of effort for a new player is embarrassing
— Lee warwick (@WarwickLee) January 22, 2020
You can’t say Haller is isolated as a free pass for him. He actually doesn’t try and go for anything. I don’t see other strikers in other teams standing and waiting for service. If he can’t make a play then we have 10 players on the pitch!
— Belinda Kaikitis (@BelindaKL) January 22, 2020
Haller was woeful again regardless of support
— Fan of the Board (@LoveGoldnSully) January 22, 2020
Name a lazier West Ham forward than Haller in the past 10 years??? pic.twitter.com/WMptK7tMTr
— Newham Pele (@Hammer177580769) January 22, 2020
It’s time to say it. Haller is nowhere near the player Arnautovic was.
— Dan (@WestHamLad) January 22, 2020