‘Oh s**t’ – Haller jokes about not even getting to touch the ball against Man City

first_img OFF Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST It will be a baptism of fire for West Ham’s record signing Sebastien Haller on Saturday.The £45million striker is likely to make his debut against reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, LIVE on talkSPORT. West Ham vs Manchester City (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Nottingham Forest (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT Haller became the Hammers’ most expensive signing after joining from Eintracht Frankfurt last month.“What a s*** game to start with!” joked Haller. “I go there for a lot of money, now first game City! Why?“There are better games to build your confidence – hopefully I will touch the ball! We will see.“What can I say? Everyone needs to be prepared. They are the champions from the league, the cup, from even the cup that I don’t know the name of. latest Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested deals Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Getty stalemate Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January New job Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January LIVE on talkSPORT Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ on target “So yes, it will be difficult. We will need to make a crazy game. It is probably best for the team to get a game like that because we will need to be focused 100 per cent.”Haller scored 15 goals in 29 games last season and West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini insists the Frenchman can handle the step up to the Premier League. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Sebastien Haller will hope to hit the ground running against Manchester City Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ 1 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week FAREWELL targets “He does not have any problem about that,” said Pellegrini. “In the two of three games I saw with him in pre-season, he is able to start without any problem.“It’s always difficult to change leagues. The German league is a big league but you have to make another step to arrive at the Premier League.“It’s a new league, with better defenders, a new way, but I think that in the way he continues working and playing as he did last season he will do well.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.last_img read more