West Ham striker Sebastien Haller will be “frustrated” with David Moyes’s decision to drop him for the visit of Aston Villa, according to Kevin Campbell.
The former Arsenal and Everton forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested Moyes would have held talks with the 28-year-old prior to the Aston Villa match.
Michail Antonio returned from injury on Monday night and replaced Haller in the starting eleven as the Irons beat Aston Villa 2-1 to climb to fifth in the Premier League table.
Haller started all three games in the absence of Antonio and scored in a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United 10 days ago but it was not enough to retain his place in the side.
However, Campbell suggested that Moyes could make room in his side for both strikers.
“Haller will be frustrated but Michail Antonio has proven that he is the main guy at West Ham now,” he told Football Insider.
“I think Haller knows that and I think David Moyes will have had a chat with him about the situation.
“It had to happen and now Haller, when he next gets an opportunity, he has to score.
“This is the way football works and if there is another injury there might be an opportunity for him to play alongside Antonio.
“He needs to put in another strong performance so David Moyes says, ‘Do you know what, I am going to stick with him.’ That is the way it has to be.”
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