West Ham boss United David Moyes told reporters last night that he is unsure about Michail Antonio’s fitness, whilst suggesting that Andriy Yarmolenko has suffered ligament damage, as quoted by Football.London.
And that really is the last thing the Hammers fans need to hear right now.
West Ham have made a magnificent start to their Premier League campaign.
After the Hammers’ defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round, however, our season seems to be dangerously close to derailing.
David Moyes has bad news for West Ham fans
It is a real worry that we could face Sheffield United and Tottenham over the course of the next couple of weeks with Mipo Odubeko as our only recognised striker.
The 18-year-old is a real talent, but it was painfully obvious to see last night that he is not yet ready for Premier League football.
David Moyes spoke to reporters, and shared some bad news regarding Michail Antonio and Andriy Yarmolenko, as quoted by Football.London:
“Yarmolenko has opened up his knee ligaments a little bit.”
The boss then commented on Michail Antonio:
“I don’t think he (Antonio) is too bad, but I will have to wait and see. We have had four games in ten days and three in six days where we played Mick. If you’d have said we’ll get that out of him a month or so ago we’d have been thrilled about it so we are being careful with him. He is a concern as he didn’t play tonight. We will see how he gets on in the next few days.”
That really doesn’t sound good. It seemed fairly obvious that Michy tweaked his hamstring during the match against Fulham on Saturday.
And with both Antonio and Yarmolenko doubtful for the upcoming games, West Ham could be in real trouble.
That’s what you get for not signing at least one striker in January!