Michail Antonio spoke to reporters after West Ham United’s magnificent 3-2 win over Chelsea on Wednesday night, and shared how impressed he was with the way in which Frank Lampard’s team go about their business, as quoted by Football.London.
It seemed for all the world that the Hammers were heading for their third straight defeat since project restart when Willian slotted home a 41st penalty to give the Blues a 1-0 lead.
The West Ham players and fans were fuming after Tomas Soucek’s goal in the 33rd minute was controversially ruled out.
And it seemed as though it would be the same old story. Bad luck leading to a bad result.
But things didn’t work out that way. The east London outfit eventually won the game 3-2. And David Moyes will be incredibly proud of his players for their fighting spirit and resolve.
Michail Antonio’s performance typified the Hammers’ never say die attitude on the night. The 30-year-old really was very impressive, and he never stopped working for his team.
Blues are a side on the rise
The former Nottingham Forest man spoke to reporters after his side’s win over Chelsea, and was very complimentary of the visitors, as quoted by Football.London:
“It was hard. They keep the ball so well. They play unbelievable football. They pin us in when they lose it, they press us straight away, so I’ve got to get on loose balls and try to keep it for the team. It was very hard, but we showed the grit we’ve got, the fight we’ve got and the determination we’ve got. We’re gonna keep going until the end and make sure we’re safe.”
Antonio is right. Chelsea are a top class outfit.
Frank Lampard has had a massive impact since taking over as manager at Stamford Bridge at the start of this season.
But his team need to find more consistency.
The Blues have some top quality players arriving at the end of the season. And they could be a real force next term. In fairness, however, they aren’t far away from being an elite team now.
And the West Ham players should be proud of how they managed to beat their London rivals on Wednesday night.