I didn't play that well, says two-goal hero

  • by Staff Writer
  • Saturday, 24th August 2019

West Ham's match winner Sebastien Haller admitted to being delighted at breaking his West Ham duck - before insisting he could've played better.

With the game delicately poised at one apiece, West Ham's record signing scored twice inside the space of just nine minutes to win the game for Manuel Pellegrini's side.

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His first goal of the afternoon was created by Felipe Anderson, who crossed to the far post where Haller was waiting to pounce.

And his second was a a case of being in the right place at the right time - as all top class strikers are - when he was first to react to a Ben Foster save by hooking the ball into an empty net from six yards out.

"I would like to play better and score more goals," the French striker told whufc.com. "But that's football - sometimes you don't play that good, but you score goals.

"It's nice to help the team to win this game; that was the target today. We didn't want to go any longer without a win. Now it's done we can be happy with the result and now we can enjoy it.

"It was a difficult game. Watford are a good team offensively so we had problems from the first minute. We tried to be patient and wait for a good moment to go forward.

"It was really tough for both teams and it could have gone either way. We stayed strong and it's a really nice three points."

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Today's match at Watford was Haller's second Premier League appearance since joining West Ham in the summer.

Like many of his team mates, he was reasonably anonymous against Manchester City on the opening day of the season but produced the goods at Vicarage Road today to give some indication of why Manuel Pellegrini was prepared to spent the bulk of his summer warchest on bringing him to West Ham.

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