Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink absolutely raved about Michail Antonio, when speaking on Sky Sports Super Sunday this afternoon (Sunday October 31st 4:07pm).
The 31-year-old Hammers striker has been in excellent form so far this season.
Antonio was unusually quiet against Aston Villa yesterday but he worked his socks off for his team.
Micky has racked up seven goals and four assists in 11 games in all competitions for the Hammers so far this season.
Antonio is so vital to the way in which the West Ham team go about their business.
David Moyes deserves huge credit for converting the former Nottingham Forest man into a centre-forward.
The Scot is now reaping the benefits and so is Antonio and the West Ham fans.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink blown away by ‘magnificent’ Michail Antonio
The ex-Chelsea and Leeds man admitted that he has been hugely impressed by Micky this season.
Hasselbaink told Sky Sports:
“He is doing absolutely magnificently. I like him, I like how he has developed himself. The belief that he has, he keeps on going and wants to prove everybody wrong. It’s like he’s playing against the world. He loves it, he leads the line really well for West Ham. He has been a breath of fresh air.”
If West Ham are to finish inside the top four this season we really need Antonio to remain fit between now and May.
Moyes will undoubtedly try to sign a top-class striker to provide cover for Micky in January, however.
And if the Scot manages to do just that, West Ham will be in very good shape.