Sebastien Haller is living in dreamland after striking his first two Premier League goals for West Ham United in Saturday’s 3-1 away victory at Watford.
The Club record signing struck twice in the second period with precision and deadly technique to put the Hornets to the sword and assist the Irons in collecting a first Premier League win of the season.
With the three points secured, Haller is delighted his efforts were the pivotal moments in a thrilling contest at Vicarage Road
It was really tough for both teams and it could have gone either way. We stayed strong and it’s a really nice three points.
“It was a dream!” Haller said following the contest. “Of course, I would like to play better and score more goals. But that’s football sometimes; you sometimes don’t play that good, but you score goals.
“It’s nice to help the team to win this game. It’s important to start with wins. That was the target today and it was time to win a game. We didn’t want to go any longer without a win. Now it’s done and we can be happy with the result, the work from the boys, and now we can enjoy it!”
Mark Noble scored the opening goal from the penalty spot for West Ham on the anniversary of his debut for the club, which came in 2004, before Andre Gray levelled Saturday’s fixture with a low effort across Lukas Fabianski’s goal, into the bottom corner.
A thrilling game of football saw both sides enjoy multiple chances. The Irons went close through Felipe Anderson, Angelo Ogbonna and Michail Antonio, while Watford saw close efforts from Gerard Deulofeu and Will Hughes somehow miss the target.
Haller conceded that the Hornets were a difficult opposition in a very open game of football, and feels the Irons showed incredible fortitude in withstanding their attacking efforts and winning the match.
He added: “It was a difficult game. Watford are a good team offensively, so we had problems from the first minute when they attack.
“We tried to wait a bit, be patient, and wait for a good moment to go forward in the contest. That’s what we’ve done. It was really tough for both teams and it could have gone either way. We stayed strong and it’s a really nice three points.”