‘Love this guy’: Some West Ham fans react as Michail Antonio vows to keep fighting
Some West Ham United fans have been reacting on social media after Michail Antonio vowed to fight until the end for European qualification.
The Hammers missed a chance to move to within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea on Sunday when beaten 1-0 at home by Everton, and could slip to sixth in the Premier League table should Liverpool avoid defeat at Manchester United on Thursday night.
David Moyes’ Irons have the worst goal difference of the current top-seven in the standings having scored the joint-least goals (55) with Thomas Tuchel’s Blues, but also conceding the most (45) with one more than Leicester City who have played a game extra.
West Ham had opportunities to secure a more favourable result against Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton over the weekend, but were often held back by Antonio drifting wide and leaving the central area unattended despite enjoying the most success through the middle.
It meant Antonio ended the game without a shot to his name for the first time in five league fixtures (WhoScored) despite scoring a brace against Burnley in his previous outing, to move to nine goals for the season – the joint-most by an Irons player with Tomas Soucek and Jesse Lingard.
West Ham will need Antonio to be back to his best at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday if they are to cement their European credentials, and the forward – who the Hammers signed for £7m (Guardian) from Nottingham Forest in 2015 – has vowed to not stop fighting.
“The season so far has been one of our best as a team,” Antonio wrote on Twitter. “Heads won’t drop after the weekend, we’re gonna keep chasing every ball, fighting every battle and pushing for the Ws.”
Here are a few of the reactions shared by West Ham supporters to Antonio’s vow to keep fighting…
Love this guy ⚒️ https://t.co/lAQDyRDhGW
— WHUgameday (@WHUgameday) May 11, 2021
Thats what i like to hear
— BillWatson2 (@BillWHU1) May 11, 2021
Keep going michy we believe in all of you ❤️⚒️
— Talkin West Ham #GSBOUT (@TalkinWestHam) May 11, 2021
We are behind you Michail! Let’s finish this season strong and do our part 💪🏼⚒️#COYI
— Swaggy P (@proos2) May 11, 2021
Keep going this season has been amazing so far and dreams can still come true ⚒⚒
— Sam ⚒⚒ (@SamanthaWalsh1) May 11, 2021
We’re all hoping your goals will get into double figures, and never mind VAR, the celebration is definitely on 😃⚒️⚒️⚒️⚒️😃
— Johnny Boiiiiii (@banterhammer) May 11, 2021
This is what I love to see Michail, good luck for the remainder of the season, you’ve got this 💪🏼 from non league to Europe 🔥
— James (@JameswhufcJones) May 11, 2021
Beast💪keep going Micky
— Jake⚒ (@jakewhu02) May 11, 2021
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