Michail Antonio is not happy at being on the bench at West Ham, as confirmed by the man himself in an interview with the Evening Standard, writes the HITC.
The Jamaican international has started just 6 games in the Premier League this season.
A major reason behind that is the arrival of Gianluca Scamacca, who joined the club in the summer for £35.5 million (Sky Sports).
As David Moyes has often utilised the Italian international as his lone striker, Antonio has had to start on to the bench.
The 32-year-old joined West Ham United back in 2015 for a £ 7 million fee (Sky Sports), and is their all-time top scorer in the Premier League.
As a result, one can gauge why Michail Antonio is not happy at suddenly being relegated to a bench role.
However, Scamacca has come to the London Stadium with a big reputation.
Just last season, the 23-year-old bagged an impressive 16 goals in 25 Serie A starts for Sassuolo.
Michail Antonio is not happy at being a bench option at West Ham, as he confirmed in a latest interview.
“No, I’ve not been happy [with the number of games I’ve played]”, he told the Evening Standard.
Antonio continued, “I’m someone who wants to play games.”
“I’m never going to settle for coming off the bench and being involved the way. That’s something that’s driven me to where I am now.”
“I’m not really about the rotation type of thing. If I’m fit, I want to play. It’s the gaffer’s decision on what he wants to do, but I’m always going to let him know I want to play.”
“Through my whole career, there’s always been competition, someone that wants to take your shirt. Right now, [Scamacca’s] got the shirt.”
“It’s my turn to try to improve and work on what I need to work on to get my shirt back.”
While Michail Antonio is not happy, he seems to clearly know that the onus lies on him to become a regular starter under David Moyes again.