Michail Antonio tells Christian Romero to get on the weights in West Ham v Tottenham
Michail Antonio mocked Cristian Romero’s lack of strength as West Ham beat Tottenham on Sunday, according to Karen Carney.
Antonio had the absolute beating of Romero when it came to strength in the Hammers’ 1-0 win at the London Stadium as the Spurs defended bounced off the striker multiple times.
In the first half, after Antonio brushed Romero off the ball, Carney claims the Irons star mocked the Tottenham man.
“Michail Antonio says ‘get on the weights’ to Cristian Romero,” said Carney on BBC Radio 5 Live, as quoted on the BBC Sport website on Sunday.
“He just tries to be a little bit too precise with the finish and sends it wide. You’d expect him to score there with the form he is in.”
Antonio is an absolute brute force of a striker – and he knows it.
The Jamaica international has been in the form of his career under David Moyes’ leadership at the London Stadium.
While his goalscoring form is obviously the major contributing factor in that, his involvement in the build-up play and ability to link up with fellow attackers are also key.
Antonio grabbed a deserved goal later on in the second half.
Aaron Cresswell’s cross from the corner was perfect and allowed Antonio to pounce on the ball once it made it’s way into the six-yard box.
Harry Kane, of all people, was marking Antonio and failed to react anywhere near as quickly as the Irons star did.
Weirdly, Eric Dier wasn’t marking anyone and you’d imagine Spurs would have defended that corner better if the centre-back was eyeing Antonio.
Still, that’s not on us to moan about. We’re just delighted to see Antonio back among the goals in the Premier League.
In other West Ham news, Moyes has spoken out about his and Tottenham’s team selection.