Exclusive: Paul Robinson points the finger at failing West Ham big name
Paul Robinson has claimed that Sebastien Haller has “struggled” for West Ham after a promising start to the season.
The former Leeds United and Spurs keeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the club record signing has failed to provide good value for money.
Haller has scored seven goals in 29 appearances in his debut Premier League season but has only found the net in one of his last 10.
The striker signed for the Hammers last summer in what was a club-record £45million deal from Eintracht Frankfurt.
David Moyes’ side were made to rue missed chances on Saturday as they lost 1-0 to Arsenal after Alexandre Lacazette scored late on.
When asked for his assessment of the big money signing’s start to life in England, Robinson told Football Insider: “He started really positively but I think he has struggled in the middle of late.
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“Under David Moyes, we are seeing a little bit more from him. You can see that Antonio prefers playing up there alongside Haller as well.
“A tough result for West Ham because their fixture list is really tough. They need to pick up points when they can but David Moyes will take a lot of heart from the performance of his players yesterday. It is a tough place to go.”
The Irons remain 16th in the Premier League despite the loss as Watford and Bournemouth lost at Crystal Palace and Liverpool respectively.
The fixtures do not get any easier for Moyes with Wolves, Tottenham and Chelsea all to come in the next three games.
In other West Ham news, Kevin Phillips has told Football Insider which player causes “mayhem” at the London Stadium.