Exclusive: Bent claims West Ham 25-yr-old 'Disillusioned' & 'Angry' under Pellegrini
Darren Bent claims that West Ham striker Sebastien Haller will be growing “disillusioned” and “angry” under Manuel Pellegrini.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs and England forward says the French hitman will be feeling frustrated with the lack of service he has been getting in recent weeks.
The 25-year-old has not scored in his last seven Premier League appearances, with just one goal in the last 11 games.
Bent puts Haller’s poor form down to the lack of service he is receiving from the wingers and midfielders and says that the forward will be feeling unhappy in east London right now.
Bent told Football Insider: “I think a lack of confidence, a lack of creativity – at the start of the season when they were feeding him, they were scoring goals left, right and centre.
“It’s been indifferent performances, people haven’t been creating much for him, he’s been feeding off scraps and he’s not scoring which is no surprise.
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“When you’re not creating chances for somebody, as a centre-forward who’s there to score goals, he’s going to become disillusioned, become frustrated, become angry. There’s no point pointing the finger at him saying he can’t score – you’ve got to give him the opportunities.”
Haller has started all but two of the Hammers’ league fixtures this season, Pellegrini dropping him to the bench in favour of Michail Antonio for the 1-0 win over Chelsea.
The Frenchman did return to the side against Wolves but was unable to break his scoring duck as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Molineux.