By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

26th Nov, 2020 | 8:40pm

'Miserable' - McAvennie reacts to Haller non-celebration in West Ham win - Exclusive

We’re delighted to welcome former West Ham striker Frank McAvennie as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at the London Stadium…

Frank McAvennie wasn’t impressed by Sebastien Haller’s refusal to celebrate his goal in West Ham’s 1-0 win against Sheffield United last week.

Even though Haller, 26, fired in a spectacular goal in the second half at Bramall Lane, the stone-faced Ivory Coast international was not moved by his own moment of magic despite the outpouring of joy from his team-mates.

McAvennie cannot understand why Haller didn’t even break a smile to celebrate his goal and suggested that all might not be well with the centre-forward.

Speaking exclusively to West Ham Zone, the ex-Irons striker said: “When he scored, all the boys were laughing and smiling because they were happy for him and he’s being a miserable git.

“To me, there’s something not right.

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“When he was being interviewed after he was saying ‘yes, I’m very happy I scored’ but how about telling your face you’re happy?

“I would be delighted if I scored a goal like that because as soon as you hit it, you knew exactly where it was going.”

Haller has never really been one for celebrating his goals.

When he netted his first Premier League goal of the season against Wolves in September, the ex-Frankfurt striker simply walked away as though the ball went out for a goal-kick.

It doesn’t really matter much to us because we’re just happy to see West Ham scoring – especially when it’s a special match-winning goal.

But come on Seb, you have to have been pleased with that strike at Sheffield United?

We want to see him enjoying playing for the club – not being this big grumpy striker who occasionally turns up, scores a goal and then shrugs it off as though nothing happened.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers are interested in Spartak Moscow’s Czech midfielder Alex Kral.