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Sebastien Haller has said that West Ham United need to be more clinical if they want to improve.

The Hammers made an impressive start to the season but their good run of form was halted last weekend as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace.

“I think we could have won this game, too,” he told the West Ham website.

“But it’s the Premier League and everything is about small details but maybe we, or I, should have scored earlier.

“But that’s football. We missed some chances, me first, and I should have been more efficient but that’s football, unfortunately, we conceded some goals and it’s very frustrating, especially at home.

“Like I said, it’s really frustrating and we think we should have taken at least one point. It would have been the normal thing.”

Defeats happen but this one was especially frustrating as Palace are a side that Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham troops are more than capable of beating.

The Hammers are hoping for nothing less than a top-six finish this season. A win against Palace could have taken them into the top four of the standings.

A top-six finish is still attainable but if they want to achieve that, they will need to ensure that they win most of their games against sides which are expected to finish on the bottom half of the standings such as Palace.

Haller, who arrived at the London Stadium during the summer transfer window, has been one of the West Ham success stories so far this season.

He has gone on to score four goals from seven games and the Frenchman also gave his side the lead during their loss against Palace.

Pellegrini’s side went on to squander their advantage after Patrick van Aanholt scored the equaliser from the penalty spot before Jordan Ayew won the game for the Selhurst Park side during the 87th minute of the match.

Haller is going to be one of the stars for West Ham his season. If he can score 15-20 Premier League goals this season, exciting times could lay ahead for West Ham.

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