Paul Robinson has heaped praise on “incredible” Sebastien Haller despite West Ham losing 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last night.
The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the 26-year-old is beginning to look like a £45million striker this season.
Haller started his fourth consecutive Premier League match on Monday while Michail Antonio remained sidelined with a hamstring injury.
The £45million signing from Eintracht Frankfurt has scored seven goals in 16 appearances this season including a sublime overhead kick against Crystal Palace last week.
It has been a difficult first 18 months at the London Stadium for the Ivory Coast international who has been widely criticised for his performances in a West Ham shirt.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the forward’s current form, Robinson said: “Haller has come in and scored some goals in Antonio’s absence.
“I have been impressed. He is starting to look like the player they paid all of that money for.
“The overhead kick he scored was incredible. For such a big man to get so high, wow. The connection he got on the ball, into the top corner – an absolutely fantastic free-kick.”
Haller still has four years remaining on his contract at the London Stadium have penned a five-year deal upon his arrival in July 2019.
His 50 appearances for the Hammers have yielded 14 goals and three assists.