West Ham United's record signing Sebastian Haller says he is embracing the pressure that comes with the large amount the Hammers spent on him this summer - an outlay which could yet rise to £55m.
The French forward has impressed since his arrival last month, netting his first two Premier League goals in the win over Watford last weekend. However, he insists he is still settling into London life, with things to work on both on and off the pitch.
The striker arrived from Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt for a fee originally quoted as £45m, but which could potentially rise to £55m with add-ons according to the Evening Standard. However, the club-record price tag is only fueling his motivation.
He is quoted as saying:
"It was a terrible game for me against Watford, i
“It is not easy to judge a player when he plays well but he does not score, but Saturday was the opposite. I am just happy because I helped the team to win.”
Despite whether he believes he's performing to the best of his ability or not, the 25-year-old doesn't seem to be struggling on the pitch whatsoever, perhaps making the change of scenery the most difficult aspect of his move away from Germany.
“It is not easy off the pitch. When you get an apartment you have to settle perfectly with all the boxes and also a pregnant woman, so it is not always easy.
"I need to get used to it with the new things. They are only small things but in the end they make a difference. The club has really helped me."
Source : 90min