David Moyes admitted that he was surprised at the physical condition of West Ham United ace Michail Antonio last night, as quoted by Football.London.

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The 31-year-old returned to action for the Hammers against Burnley last night having missed our last three games after picking up a hamstring injury against Wolves at the start of last month.

West Ham have really missed Michy.

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Michail Antonio celebrates with Said Benrahma (Photo by Jon Super – Pool/Getty Images)

With his pace and power, he offers the Hammers something that we do not otherwise possess.

Antonio is undoubtedly one of the most important players Moyes has at his disposal at the London Stadium.

David Moyes delivers Michail Antonio verdict

The 31-year-old will be vital for West Ham during our final four games this season.

He certainly looked in great shape last night.

 

David Moyes admitted that he was slightly surprised by that considering how long Michy has been out with hamstring problems, as quoted by Football.London:

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David Moyes with Michail Antonio (Photo by PETER POWELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“I was a little bit surprised, he has come back in better condition than when he dropped out, but we never really felt that he had such a bad injury that it was going to be so serious. But I thought he looked in super condition, he has been working really hard and he deserved his two goals tonight.”

The really encouraging thing from last night was the fact that Antonio did not look like he was nursing his hamstrings one little bit.

He has certainly done that before after returning from injury.

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The 31-year-old proved just how vital he is to this West Ham team with his magnificent display at Turf Moor last night.

Let’s hope that Antonio takes that fine form into the final four games of the season.

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