Michail Antonio is a player who has received his fair share of criticism this season.
But after his short cameo against Burnley at the weekend, Antonio received praise from West Ham fans on social media.
The 28-year-old has been at West Ham for a while now and was previously a fans’ favourite.
Antonio was famous for his powerful and direct runs from the wing, throwing himself on the end of crosses and terrorising defences with his pace and strength.
However, this season, he has struggled to replicate his previous form and his work rate has been questioned by West Ham supporters.
But a piece of innovative skill could convince West Ham fans that Antonio still has something to give.
With West Ham 3-2 up against Burnley in injury time, they were hoping the Clarets did not strike a third equaliser.
And it was West Ham who grabbed the fourth goal, created by two recently criticised players.
Felipe Anderson, full of confidence after scoring twice, sent a long ball towards Antonio.
And the West Ham attacker had the frame of mind to chest it into the path of Javier Hernandez, who slotted past Joe Hart.
Antonio posted the clip on Twitter with the caption: “Say it with your chest.” Here is what West Ham fans made of that.
Better this week Michail and a great assist too, keep it up! ⚒
— Callum (@CallumFitzer__) November 6, 2018
Great assist Michail ⚒we keep going
— Xande (@GoldXandeSilva) November 6, 2018
Nice little confidence boost for ya michail, time to get your celebratory dance moves rehearsed as that assist will do you the world of good! 👏🏻💪🏻🙅🏻♂️
— ⚒Dan Hossack⚒ (@Thehoss84) November 6, 2018
Mate your time is now ,you have proved you can do it .and your desire, now be the player we always knew we had 👍😊⚒⚒
— Mark (@jeffers4045) November 6, 2018
Well done Michail, great linkup play & assist. Onwards & upwards bro. 👍🏿⚒️⚽️⚒️
— ZP Hammer (@zphammer) November 7, 2018
Not enough mention of how quality that touch was 👌
— Aaron Stephens (@AaronPStephens) November 6, 2018
Don't see the use of the chest much these days….but that was a perfect example. Great.
— David Mel Patten (@PattenMel1) November 7, 2018
Guess who’s back, back again, Michail’s back 😏👏👏
— Adam (@adambrown93) November 6, 2018