West Ham United manager, David Moyes, has given Sebastien Haller a new objective, to score ’tap-ins’, speaking to Sky Sports.
Haller is a man in form, with eight attacking returns in 15 appearances in all competitions this season – seven goals and one assist.
And the recent Ivory Coast international scored an incredible overhead kick to level against Crystal Palace last night to register a point for West Ham.
It was his second contender for goal of the season following his long-range cracker against Sheffield United.
Moyes said: “I think one of the first goals I got when I came (to West Ham) in my opening game, (Haller) scored a scissor kick. He’s got the ability to do that.
“It’s the tap-ins I want him to score as well (though). Not just the great goals, we need him to be a big part.”
Haller has had to deputise for talisman Michail Antonio and fill the void vacated by the versatile forward.
Moyes insisted West Ham needed a moment of magic against Palace in Antonio’s absence, which Haller duly provided.
The Scot said: “We’re missing Mickey Antonio at the moment so we need someone to come up with the goods.
“And it looked for long periods tonight that we were huffing and puffing, not really gonna get anything. But we got a wonder goal from (Haller). We really did.”
The former France youth international arrived from Eintracht Frankfurt for a reported club record £45 million fee in July 2019.
Haller has made 49 appearances in all competitions since joining the Irons. In that time, he has scored 14 goals and provided three assists.