Angelo Ogbonna absolutely raved about West Ham United ace Michail Antonio, when speaking to the club’s official website yesterday.

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The 30-year-old Hammers ace is undoubtedly one of David Moyes’s most important players at the London Stadium.

Antonio is so important to the way in which West Ham play.

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Michail Antonio (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Moyes demands his centre-forward to lead the line with energy and 100 per cent commitment. That is why Sebastien Haller never succeeded under the Scot.

If we are to finish inside the top six or seven this season, keeping the former Nottingham Forest man fit will be absolutely pivotal.

Angelo Ogbonna a huge fan of Michail Antonio

Micky recently signed a new contract with West Ham thought to be worth around £100k-a-week according to The Mirror (November 15th, page 74).

The Englishman is worth every penny of that.

 

Angelo Ogbonna spoke to WHUFC.com and highlighted just how important the 30-year-old is to West Ham:

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Angelo Ogbonna and Michail Antonio (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

“Michail is massive for us. He stretches the team well and keeps the ball with his strengths. He’s very important for the way we play. I think he is one of the most important players in this team.”

Let’s just hope that David Moyes manages to bring a new striker to the London Stadium this month.

If West Ham manage to do that, there won’t be as much pressure on Antonio to remain fit for the entire campaign.

We absolutely cannot rush Michy back considering his recent hamstring problems. If the owners are genuinely ambitious they will know this and back Moyes in the transfer market.

None of us would be surprised if that didn’t happen, however.

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