The Match of the Day host pointed out that the 25-year-old Hammers forward was at the centre of most of the talking points and pointed out that the attacker was a handful for the Canaries.
“Haller was certainly at the centre of most of the talking points, he is a handful,” said Lineker on BBC One’s Match of the Day (22:30, Saturday, August 31st).
Haller scored the third goal of his Hammers career against Norwich City on Saturday after left-back Arthur Masuaku carved out a chance for him.
Lineker pointing out that Haller was involved in all of the talking points from the Hammers’ win against Norwich City is a testament to how important he has already become to Manuel Pellegrini’s side. The Hammers have been screaming out for many seasons for a clinical forward to arrive at the club and it seems their wish has finally be granted with Haller being on the books. The 25-year-old had four shots on goal against the Canaries, two hit the target and averaged an impressive rating of 8.25 on WhoScored. Haller also impressively proved that he was a threat in the area for Pellegrini’s side as he won a staggering eight aerial duels on Saturday and that stat shows why other Premier League teams should perhaps start worrying about facing him this season. Also while Lineker only focused on Haller, it’s worth noting the 25-year-old’s quest for goals on Saturday were helped by the talented duo of Manuel Lanzini and Felipe Anderson. The creative duo made seven key passes between them and constantly tried to create opportunities for Haller to have a shot on goal (Source: WhoScored).