Michail Antonio took to Twitter after West Ham United’s drab goalless draw with Fulham at Craven Cottage last night.
The Hammers put in one of their worse performances of the season last night.
David Moyes’s men were sluggish, second to every loose ball and had no rhythm to their attacking play.
The match was overshadowed in the end by Mike Dean’s absolutely shocking decision to send off Tomas Soucek deep into injury time.
Michail Antonio being substituted with around 20 minutes still to play was sort of forgotten about because of Dean’s antics.
The 30-year-old is West Ham’s only senior striker. So it was a real worry for every single Hammers fan when Micky pulled up twice during the second-half, rubbing his hamstring.
The former Nottingham Forest man was replaced by Ryan Fredericks with around 20 minutes left.
David Moyes said it was more fatigue than anything else.
Michail Antonio took to Twitter after West Ham United’s defeat to Fulham…
If we are being positive, we can take that message from Micky as good news.
He didn’t mention any kind of hamstring injury. So let’s hope it was just fatigue.
That shouldn’t distract us from the ridiculous decision not to bring another centre-forward to the London Stadium in January, however.
Antonio clearly isn’t fully fit. The 30-year-old just doesn’t look like the same player he was since he returned from injury.
Has he lost a yard of pace? Or is he playing within himself to avoid pulling his hamstring yet again?
Either way, these are worrying times for West Ham fans. Our hopes of finishing inside the top six rest on the shoulders of someone who has hamstrings made out of play dough.
And that is quite simply too much pressure to put on anyone. David Moyes’s failure to sign a striker, even someone on a short-term loan deal, is beyond negligent.
It’s most probably GSB who are to blame, however. Moyes is doing pretty much as good as anybody could working under those three.
All we can do now is hope that Antonio didn’t tweak his hamstring last night and discovers his best form sooner rather than later.
Support the team, not the regime! We’re all behind you Michy!