Danny Mills suggested West Ham attacker Sebastien Haller isn’t getting the help he needs from his teammates.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England international claimed it wasn’t surprising that Haller looked exasperated as he has to rely on his teammates to do well.
The Hammers forward has failed to score in his last seven league matches with Manuel Pellegrini even opting to axe him from his starting line-up for the 1-0 win over Chelsea.
Mills explained that Haller’s teammates struggling to play well around him, made life difficult for the attacker when it comes to doing well.
The ex-England defender then claimed he was confident the Frenchman would score goals for the London club if given the service.
When asked about Haller looking frustration, Mills told Football Insider: “It’s tough when you’re a lone centre-forward playing in a team that isn’t playing particularly well, you need service.
“You need the team to play well around you and if they don’t…it makes it very very difficult.
“You can run around all you like, but you’re in the team as a centre-forward to be in the box, to put the ball in the back of the net and you’re relying on your teammates, you’re relying on service to make that happen.
“And yes when you’re not getting that service, you can look a little bit forlorn, you can look a little bit exasperated at times.
“But he is a quality striker and if West Ham can work it, give him the opportunities, give him the chances, then without a doubt he’ll score goals.”
Haller has so far only managed to score four goals for the Hammers since joining from Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer.
In his 2018/19 campaign, the 25-year-old racked up 20 goals as well as 12 assists in the 41 appearances he made for the German club.