Premier League

Zamora talks up Haller, Lanzini, Anderson


Former West Ham forward Bobby Zamora heaped praise on Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini by claiming he would love to play with them.

The 38-year-old, who played 148 times for the Hammers, shared the midfield duo were always exciting and implied that if they get on the same page as West Ham’s new forward, Sebastien Haller, then the Frenchman should get a good few goals for the club.

“Anderson and Lanzini are always exciting and I’d love to play with them, I really would. Hopefully they can get on the same page as Haller, and hopefully he can score a good few goals for the club,” said Zamora, as quoted by West Ham’s official website.

Zamora than focused on Haller in particular and tipped him to use his physical presence in the Premier League, but stated it would take him a couple of games to find his feet.

“He’s a big, strong boy, and he’s certainly going to have to use his physical presence in the Premier League. It’s a tough league,” added the former Hammer.

“I’m sure it’ll take him a couple of games to find his feet, but he’s got a good record and hopefully he can score those goals and get the Hammers up into the European places.”


Zamora played 252 times in the Premier League before hanging up his boots, so knows what it takes to succeed in England’s top-flight. The 38-year-old is no doubt right that Haller’s physical presence, he stands at 6ft 3in tall (Source: Transfermarkt), could help him settle into the division and is spot-on to say that he’ll need a few games to adapt to the Premier League. While Hammers fans will be hoping he can make a fast start, as why wouldn’t they, they need to ensure they remain patient with him, while he finds his bearings. West Ham spent £45million on bringing the 25-year-old to the London Stadium, according to BBC Sport, and on paper, he does look capable of living up to that price tag. Haller averaged a goal every 148 minutes last season for Eintracht Frankfurt with an impressive 58% of his shots hitting the target (Source: BBC Sport). The 25-year-old scored 20 goals across his 41 appearances across all competitions in his latest campaign and even registered 12 assists. If he can get anywhere near repeating those numbers by the time the season ends, he’ll be a big hit at the London Stadium.

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