Michail Antonio shares what he told Aaron Cresswell in the line-up just before West Ham's game last night
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Michail Antonio shares what he told Aaron Cresswell in the line-up just before West Ham's game last night

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West Ham United star Michail Antonio has revealed what he told Aaron Cresswell about the fans before their game against Sevilla last night.

Irons fans are over the moon at the moment. The mood took a hit last week when Sevilla picked up a 1-0 win in the first-leg of their Europa League tie.

It’s never easy to overturn a deficit against a Julen Lopetegui side, but West Ham did that brilliantly last night.

Goals from Tomas Soucek and Andriy Yarmolenko pushed the Spanish side out of the competition, and West Ham fans can really dream about achieving something special in Europe now.

What Michail Antonio told Aaron Cresswell just before West Ham vs Sevilla

Antonio and Cresswell both started the game yesterday and walked out together. As they lined up before kickoff, the striker pulled his teammate aside and raved about the atmosphere.

He told BT Sport in an interview right after the game yesterday: “I’ve been here seven years and the only atmosphere close to this was the last day at the Boleyn Ground.

“We came out here and the fans were singing. I said to Cress in the line-up, the atmosphere here is an absolute joke today.

“The fans were roaring and they were roaring all through the game. They were the 12th man, so I give the win to them today.”

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West Ham supporters really were incredible last night.

European nights are always special for fans, but the atmosphere at the London Stadium yesterday was on another level than what we’ve ever seen there before.

Yarmolenko scoring the winner late in the game made it even more special and West Ham fans have a European quarter-final to look forward to now.

There are still a few very difficult teams left in the competition, but David Moyes’ side is capable of causing problems to anyone, especially if their fans are behind them.

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