West Ham boss David Moyes addressed the media today and shared whether he expects Michail Antonio to play against Tottenham on Sunday, as quoted by the club’s official website.

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The 30-year-old hasn’t played for the Hammers since suffering a slight hamstring strain against Fulham a couple of weeks ago.

Antonio is so important to West Ham.

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Michail Antonio (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

His hold up play enables Moyes’s men to get out when we are under the cosh. And we have really missed him during the past few games.

West Ham need to have Antonio back fully fit and firing on all cylinders as soon as possible.

David Moyes provides Michail Antonio injury update

The former Nottingham Forest ace’s hamstring problems are a real concern for the Hammers. So we shouldn’t be rushing him back to action too soon.

 

David Moyes told reporters today that there is a good chance Michy will be back for Sunday’s clash with Spurs, as quoted by the club’s official website:

David Moyes and Michail Antonio (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“Michail Antonio has a good chance for Sunday because he has had a few days training. We’re always careful with Mick because we want to make sure he’s right, but he was close for the last game.He’s been doing more work on the training pitch and we’ll know more tomorrow.”

Even if Antonio is passed fit, it might just be best to put him on the bench on Sunday. Jarrod Bowen and Jesse Lingard caused all sorts of problems for Sheffield United on Monday night.

Add Said Benrahma to the mix and the Hammers will be a real threat to Tottenham.

Antonio is a vital player for West Ham. We need to learn from our past mistakes, however. Let’s ease him back in slowly this time eh Moysie!

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