‘It is our strength’: West Ham star pinpoints key to side’s turnaround

Matthew Chivers November 25, 2020
‘It is our strength’: West Ham star pinpoints key to side’s turnaround
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Sebastien Haller believes teamwork and team spirit is one of the keys to West Ham’s impressive start to the season, speaking to the club’s official website.

David Moyes’ side have made an impressive start in the league this season, winning four of nine league games and sitting in eighth place.

Haller scored the winner for the Hammers in their 1-0 victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane at the weekend.

Surprise start

Before the season started, many pundits were predicting West Ham would struggle this term.

However, Haller believes the Hammers’ superb start is down to “solidarity”.

He said: “It is our strength. We know we need to be all together, stick together with solidarity. We can see on the pitch we try to work for our teammates.

“The strength of the group can make a difference. If you want to achieve you need to be good individually, but also as a group. It takes time. We have the quality – but we need to show it.”

Haller hitting form

Haller’s winning goal at Bramall Lane on Sunday was only his second in the league this season.

Since signing for the Hammers for £45 million in 2019 he has scored 13 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions.

Sunday’s winning goal and one on his international debut for Ivory Coast earlier this month, however, has seen the 26-year-old’s confidence soar.

He said: “I was happy, and I was also really happy to see all my teammates and everyone around was happy for me too.

“It means a lot. Everyone knows it hasn’t been an easy situation for me in the last weeks and months so to get this goal and the victory in the end is great for myself and everyone.”

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Graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2019, and has since become a qualified NCTJ journalist, studying at News Associates in Manchester.