Anton Ferdinand has showered heaps of praise on West Ham striker Michail Antonio as he continues to shine in East London.
The Hammers won 1-0 against rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the Premier League clash, where Antonio scored the only goal of the match.
Ferdinand was full of praise for the 31-year-old striker, saying he is the “catalyst” in David Moyes’s side.
With that victory, the Hammers have now jumped into the top four of the Premier League table.
Antonio scored the goal in the 72nd minute when he poked in the winner from Aaron Cresswell’s dipping corner.
“[Moyes] has got someone in Antonio who has gone from a wing-back to a winger to now arguably a fantastic number nine. He is the catalyst for everything,” said Antonio to Rio Ferdinand Presents Five.
Antonio has been enjoying the form of his life. He has managed his seventh West Ham goal in nine matches across all competitions, and he is on fire at the moment.
West Ham are emerging as set-piece specialists, and Antonio’s goal against Tottenham proves that. Declan Rice made a smart run towards the near post and it allowed Antonio to prod the ball beyond the Spurs goalkeeper.
He has played in multiple positions in his career, but it seems the present role is the one that has brought the best out of him.
Having said that, West Ham need to sign another top striker in January. The Hammers are heavily reliant on Antonio, but Moyes has used him diligently this season.
He was rested in the 3-0 Europa League clash win against Genk. The likes of Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma have stepped up in his absence, but another top-quality centre-forward is required in January.
West Ham are enjoying a rich vein of form at the moment, having won six of their last seven games in all competitions. They will face Manchester City in the EFL Cup clash on Wednesday.
In other West Ham news, Jack Wilshere has predicted major Hammers exit, but reckons one goal would stop it.
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