By Saikat Mandal

3rd Apr, 2022 | 7:57pm

BBC pundit: West Ham striker Michail Antonio has been outstanding

Jonathan Woodgate has hailed Michail Antonio as “outstanding” after West Ham won 2-1 against Everton.

While commentating on the game for BBC Radio 5 Live, Woodgate has insisted that Antonio is an underrated player.

Although he failed to hit the target, it was probably one of Antonio’s best performances in a long while.

“Michail Antonio has been outstanding. I think he is underrated,” said Woodgate, as relayed by the BBC Sport Website.

“Difficult to play against, quick. He just needs a bit more composure in front of goal to get to the next level.”


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The 32-year-old has come under criticism from fans in recent months, but it has been a productive campaign for him.

It’s not his fault that he remains the only striker at the club, and that the onerous burden has fallen on his shoulders.

He has played in 30 Premier League games this season, and David Moyes couldn’t give him any rest.

Still, he managed 10 goals in all competitions and has produced nine assists as well.

Antonio looked jaded in recent months and the output from his game was missing. 

However, this recent international break has come as a blessing in disguise for him. He got a much-needed break from the game and was able to take sufficient rest.

It was a brilliant performance from him, and he could have got a goal to his name today. His movement was sharp and his positioning was superb. All he needed was a bit of composure.

In other West Ham news, see who we have given man of the match after the Irons beat Everton 2-1 earlier today.

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