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West Ham striker Haller floating after winner at Sheffield Utd

West Ham striker Sebastien Haller was delighted to score in victory over Sheffield United.

The Ivory Coast international rounded off a fine week with the Bramall Lane strike, adding to his debut international goal by helping the Hammers record their second straight 1-0 win.

"I was happy, and I was also really happy to see all my teammates and everyone around was happy for me too," the No22 explained to the club's website.

"It means a lot, everyone knows it hasn't been an easy situation for me in the last weeks and months, so to get this goal and the victory in the end is great for myself and everyone.

"I don't know if I was too tired to think about making a control or something else [when I shot for the goal], but in the end sometimes the less you're thinking the better you play.

"It was just nice to score a goal like that without any thinking. Just shoot the ball and get the goal, and that's it.

"Scoring my first goal for Ivory Coast in my first game was a nice feeling. It means a lot to the country and my family, and now to be back here I'm happy to see the lads and everyone around. To get this goal after those weeks is special.

"It's a matter of confidence and trying to build things around me. It's not that easy, we're all different. You need to find the right balance, and sometimes it needs more time to come, or a bit of luck, or small details to make things really good.

"The only thing I can do is get back to work, get help from my teammates and score goals."

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