Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink absolutely raved about Michail Antonio, when speaking on Sky Sports Super Sunday this afternoon (Sunday October 31st 4:07pm).
Read also: David Moyes’ very bold comments will really excite and perhaps shock the West Ham fans
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.
Read also: West Ham have reportedly been handed a very big boost in pursuit of £13m striker
And if the Scot manages to do just that, West Ham will be in very good shape.
‘That is outrageous’: Some West Ham fans erupt after hearing The Times’ latest claim
West Ham cult hero once gave away penalty to gain revenge on mooted investor Kretinsky
‘I wasn’t sure’: David Moyes makes very honest Said Benrahma admission
‘I’ve known for a long time’: Issa Diop absolutely loves ‘fantastic’ new West Ham signing
Report: Moyes wants to bring 24-year-old striker to West Ham for around £8m in January