NEW West Ham striker Sebastien Haller moaned “what a s*** game to start with” ahead of the Hammers opening game clash against Manchester City.
The 25-year-old became West Ham’s record signing after arriving for £40million from Eintracht Frankfurt this summer.
And his first game in claret and blue will be against Premier League champion City – at the London Stadium.
The tricky opening game had Haller joking there are better games to build your confidence as a new striker in England.
He said: “What a s*** game to start with! 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.”
Haller is fully aware of the talent filled in Pep Guardiola’s side – recognising their treble winning season last term – despite not knowing the name of the Carabao Cup.
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He added: “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.
“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.”