West Ham United star Michail Antonio is so good right now he’s overshadowing Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.
West Ham’s man of the moment is the current Premier League player of the month with his team in fine form.
Meanwhile Kane – like Tottenham – are struggling.
There is no love lost between West Ham and Tottenham.
So it would take a brave ex player of either club to praise their bitter rivals.
Well that’s exactly what former Spurs player Jason Cundy has just done on talkSPORT with comments on West Ham striker Antonio and Kane.
Antonio has six goals and three assists in his first six games for West Ham this season. The Hammers are in a strong position in the league, beat Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup and top their Europa League group.
Spurs have lost three consecutive games, drew in the Europa Conference League with Rennes and both Nuno Espirito Santo and Kane find themselves under severe pressure.
Now Cundy has emphatically told talkSPORT he would rather have West Ham striker Antonio over Tottenham’s Kane ‘every single time’.
“Oh God yeah, without question,” Cundy told talkSPORT when asked if he would rather have Antonio over Kane.
“That’s not even up for debate right now. Antonio right now, over Kane? It’s not even up for debate that question.
“I’ll tell you what, Chelsea are playing against Juve right, if (Romelu) Lukaku can’t play and you give me a choice of Kane and Antonio, tomorrow night to put on that blue shirt, I’m not going Harry Kane, I’m going Antonio.
“For me it’s every single time. I’m talking right now. I’m not talking who is or who has been the best player.”
Cundy’s comments are sure to rattle a few cages.
But what he says is just logical given the current form of both players.
Kane is one of – and will likely go down as THE – best Premier League goalscorer in history.
He also looks set to break England’s goal record too.
So let’s not be churlish and suggest the Spurs man is not a world class player.
But as Cundy says, right here, right now, Antonio is the go to man.
And long may it continue.