David Moyes has raved about ‘incredible’ West Ham United ace Michail Antonio, when speaking to Football.London.
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The 30-year-old is undoubtedly one of the most important players that the Scot has at his disposal at the London Stadium.
The former Nottingham Forest man has been an absolute revelation for West Ham since Moyes converted him into a central striker.
Antonio has scored 13 goals in his last 18 Premier League games for the Hammers.
And he scored West Ham United’s match-winning goals in our last two games.
David Moyes is a huge fan of Michail Antonio
It is obvious how important the forward is to our hopes of finishing inside the top six or seven this season.
And David Moyes highlighted just how much he appreciates Antonio’s recent efforts, when speaking to Football.London:
“I thought tonight’s goal was terrific, he has come up with the goods. He has scored two goals in two games, he’s incredible for us. Is he at top tilt yet? Is he right where he was? No, I don’t think so. We are pushing him through and maybe in some of the games we could have taken him off 10-15 minutes earlier but we are running a wee bit on empty, so we are asking a lot but he hasn’t half developed and he is beginning to show a ruthless streak as a striker as well. He is beginning to get the goals and they are important for him.”
Let’s just hope that David Moyes manages to bring in another striker this month.
If West Ham don’t sign anyone, there will be far too much pressure on Michy’s shoulders.
His hamstrings have proven to be problematic on numerous occasions over the past few years. And it is unfair to expect him to play every minute of every game between now and the end of the season.
Michail Antonio will be pivotal to the Hammers’ hopes of a European finish. All we can do is keep our fingers crossed that his troublesome hamstrings don’t fail him anymore.
And that will be a massive ask if Moyes doesn’t bolster his centre-forward department over the course of the next 10 days.