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Happy Haller refuses to go OTT

Sebastien Haller is not  hysterical in goal scoring moments nor does he go over the top when questioned about the goals which many of us believe will be vital to him.

After smashing home a screamer against the Blades and standing motionless as his team-mates went crazy around him it was easy to see why some consider he doesn’t care.

That’s rubbish. No player goes onto a pitch not caring and and it was obvious from his earlier endeavours that he knew the time had come to show us what he was about.

There was bucaneering run which saw him attempting to tackle a defender, a beautifully controlled dipping ball which might have given him a second goal and some deft passes and set ups throughout the game.

He looked like a player that cared to me – forget the absence of a smile – what does that matter? Like many, I had been disenchanted with many of his earlier games but today he was at it.

And afterwards – talking to Sky he refused to go OTT simply saying when asked about his goal: “I was happy for the team. It was a special moment.

“It’s important  for a striker to score goals but it’s all about the team. We are involved in something special at the moment and we are all pushing in the right direction. I don’t know exactly what we can achieve but I am happy.”

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3 comments on “Happy Haller refuses to go OTT

  1. His best game for us for ages. Well done to him and all the team. Hard fought win but we deserved it. COYI.

  2. Spot on Hugh he worked hard, tracked back and put himself in front of defenders. Set up Souceck with a header, took up a good centre goal position when Bowen shot, he did a good job, credit where due.

  3. I would like to give Haller credit and praise him for his performance against the blades. We have all had those light bulb moments when something simply clicks and falls into place in our lives and I hope that this game was a light bulb moment for Haller.
    This is what we have all been asking of him and what we have been waiting for. Nobody seriously expects him to be a clone of Antonio, but as supporters, we expect effort as a base minimum. If we didn’t already know it, Antonio’s absence actually reveals just how good a player he is, and if he wasn’t at this club, he could be worth up to seven times what we paid for him, as he is a truly dynamic force.
    But Haller put in a performance where he showed glimpses of the player that we brought and if the players around him get in sync with him and he hits form….. I have a feeling that he may become unplayable and a real force in the Premiership. Well done Seb, keep on putting those shifts in and the goals will come for sure!

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