David Moyes suggested that Michail Antonio isn’t fully fit when speaking to reporters after West Ham United’s defeat to Wolves yesterday.

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The Hammers were comfortably outplayed at Molineux and the 1-0 scoreline probably ended up flattering us.

The West Ham players quite simply weren’t at the races.

That’s fine, we can’t win every game.

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West Ham United’s Michail Antonio celebrates (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

What is concerning, however, is the lack of options that David Moyes had on his bench to try and help change the game.

Especially in the centre-forward department. Michail Antonio is the only striker Moyes has at his disposal at the London Stadium.

And not having any genuine competition or cover for Micky is a genuine concern. Moyes hammered home that point when speaking to the media yesterday afternoon.

Moyes’ comments on West Ham ace Antonio are very concerning

The 31-year-old cannot be expected to be firing on all cylinders week in week out.

The fact that he wasn’t on top form yesterday was a key contributing factor to our defeat to Wolves.

Moyes spoke to the media and suggested that Antonio isn’t fully fit at the moment, as quoted by Football.London:

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David Moyes and Michail Antonio (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

“I think he needs to get himself into real good condition because he thrives when he is physically in top condition. We have tried to protect him, we have not used him too many times in European games so we have tried to do that because we are trying to keep him fit for Premier League games especially. But we will find a way. Centre-forwards often go through spells with no goals but we know there are a few to come soon. He is fit but for Mic he always needs to be super fit really. I think Mic will know that when he is really on it he is a real handful but today he was not really as good as he has been.”

In my opinion, that is very worrying to hear when considering the fact that we don’t have a plan B.


There is nobody to come in and take some of the pressure off Antonio’s shoulders when he isn’t performing at his best.

And that is something that Moyes needs to urgently address in the January transfer window.

Hopefully the Scot signs at least one top class striker.

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Because with Micky as our only option, we could very well struggle to maintain our place inside the top four this season.

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