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Haller’s remarkable record continues with another brace and it proves one fundamental thing

 

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    Sebastien Haller has been in sensational form for Ajax since he left West Ham last month.

    The 26-year-old scored another brace for the Dutch side yesterday and he now has seven goals and five assists to his name in 10 games for the Eredivisie outfit (Transfermarkt).

    Haller really struggled during his time at West Ham. Many Hammers fans were glad to see the back of him when he moved to Ajax for £20.2 million six weeks ago.

    Fortuna Sittard v Ajax - Dutch Eredivisie
    Sebastian Haller (Photo by Laurens Lindhout/Soccrates/Getty Images)

    Some West Ham fans suggested that moving him on was a huge mistake, however, and now they are revelling in the fact that the Ivory Coast international is tearing it up in Holland.

    Haller’s fine form proves one thing, however. He quite simply wasn’t suited to the robust and intense nature of the Premier League.

    It was so clear and obvious to see every single time he put on a West Ham shirt.

    Sebastien Haller succeeding with Ajax shouldn’t worry or annoy West Ham fans

    The Dutch league is far more pedestrian than the Premier League. Attackers are afforded space that they would only be able to dream about in the English top flight.

    Fc Twente v Ajax - Dutch Eredivisie
    Sebastian Haller celebrates (Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images)

    Ajax are totally dominant in Holland as well. They are six points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand. Erik ten Hag’s side regular have at least 60 per cent possession as well.

    If there is a league that was built for Haller it is the Eredivisie. Even if he scores a goal a game for Ajax, it will mean very little aside from the fact that he is playing at the perfect club in the perfect league for his abilities.

    West Ham fans shouldn’t be concerned about the 26-year-old’s success in Holland. If he returned to the London Stadium tomorrow he would experience the same problems he did before in England.

    David Moyes made the right call moving him on. As long as West Ham bring in one or two top class strikers in the summer, everyone will quickly forget about Sebastien Haller.

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