Graeme Souness absolutely raved about West Ham ace Michail Antonio, when speaking during a guest appearances of Sky Sports’ broadcast of the Hammers’ clash with Newcastle yesterday (Sunday, July 5th, 14:08).
Antonio has been in fine form since Premier League football resumed. The 30-year-old attacker has score two goals in his last two games.
And he has done an excellent job deputising for Sebastien Haller.
The former Nottingham Forest man brings so much pace and power to West Ham’s attacking play. And they look like a completely different side when he’s in the team.
David Moyes must be careful not to overexert Antonio, however. The 30-year-old has really struggled with hamstring injuries in the past.
Hopefully Haller will be back sooner rather than later to help ease the burden on the pacy forward.
Souness was speaking during a guest appearance on Sky Sports’ broadcast of Newcastle vs West Ham yesterday, and he offered high words of praise for the former Forest star:
‘I like him (Antonio). He’s a threat. If you’re a defender, you don’t want to be one on one against him, because he’s likely to run on top of you. He’s got that never say die attitude. I really like him.”
Souness is absolutely spot on. Antonio is so important to West Ham and David Moyes.
The 30-year-old’s contract expires at the London Stadium next summer. And in spite of his hamstring problems, the east London outfit surely must tie him down to a new deal.
Antonio will be vital to West Ham’s hopes of avoiding the drop this season. He might not be the easiest on the eye, but he is one of the most powerful, hard working forwards in the top flight.
He has plenty of admirers outside of West Ham as well. And Souness is clearly one of them.