West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Sebastien Haller must improve to help the Hammers score more goals in the Premier League. The Frenchman has netted four in his first nine appearances since his arrival in England.
However, Pellegrini thinks there is more to come from the 25-year-old as he looks to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League:
“I think that he is not doing bad but I think he can do better also. It is always difficult for different players to come from another league and start here.”
One area, in particular, where Pellegrini says Haller can improve is in the penalty area:
“He has started better maybe than we expected, now he must make more movements in the box for the way we play because we need to score more goals.”
The Irons have only scored 11 in their nine league games, and that could be concerning Pellegrini, considering their backline has not been the best so far this campaign.
Two straight defeats mean West Ham find themselves in the bottom half of the table, but they do have an opportunity to put that right before the next international break.
After Sheffield United at the weekend, they face Newcastle at home before a trip to face Burnley at Turf Moor. With trickier matches coming up in November, they’ll want to get as many points on the board as possible from these three games.