Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has taken to Twitter to salute Sebastien Haller who scored four goals to help Ajax thrash Sporting Lisbon 5-1 during Wednesday’s Champions League night.
Haller, who moved from West Ham for 22.5 million euros in January after netting 14 times in 54 outings for the Londoners, scored in the second, ninth, 53rd and 63rd minutes.
The 27-year-old has been in a rich vein of form recently having also scored twice in nine minutes to give the Ivory Coast a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Cameroon last week.
“I still don’t believe it. It’s kind of a dream. I couldn’t expect more than this. I am just happy and trying to enjoy tonight,” said Haller.
It was a remarkable performance by Haller who missed out on playing in the Europa League last season after Ajax forgot to register him following the player’s switch from West Ham.
“I just tried to be not too emotional because being so young and playing these kind of games it’s a dream, so I was just focused on doing my job, focusing on the other team, tactically, physically and today I thank to my team-mates for all this,” Haller told uefa.com.
Drogba also posted a message of support to Haller on Twitter saying that he is very proud to see Haller explode.