My immediate reaction these days when hearing the name Sebastian Haller is: “When will Mikey Antonio be back.”
And it seems to me – looking at the one sentence David Moyes issued about the French centre forward after the Liverpool game – that despite the diplomatic words he feels exactly the same.
His verbatim quote was: “I think Sebastian’s got something to offer us and he’s got a lot of good attributes and hopefully he will show them in the coming weeks and months to come.”
He didn’t go on to explain what’s on offer, what the attributes are and must know that once the main man is back he won’t have much chance to show them.
It’s all a bit similar to the words he used about Mark Noble when questioned on his future a few weeks ago when he said: “Mark Noble is a very big player at this club and will be playing a lot of games for us.”
Err, he didn’t even make it into the squad yesterday at Anfield!
I don’t know what Seb Haller is – I don’t know what he’s good at and if the club is very clever they will do some sort of January swap deal with maybe a few bob thrown in for him.
He’s scored goals wherever he’s been in the past FC Utrecht and Entracht Frankfurt but let’s not call a spade a shovel right now he looks entirely useless.
It’s all well and good saying he needs a partner and that he’s being played all wrong but the reality is, surely, good players can change their game.
He had a huge chance to impress against Liverpool and we got absolutely nothing. To be frank at times it was like playing with 10 men. He had a huge opportunity to impress and blew it!
Next weekend it’s Fulham and if we get a similar performance we will know for sure he’s not truly a Premier League player.
How do we get rid of the bloke? I have absolutely no idea, but I’m convinced it will have to be done very soon one way or the other and hopefully in January.