David Moyes has stated that he holds no concerns regarding striker Gianluca Scamacca in response to recent remarks made by Michail Antonio about the Italian player, writes the football.london.
During a podcast released earlier this week, Antonio acknowledged Scamacca’s talent but suggested that the Italian’s playing style might not align with the preferences of Hammers manager Moyes. Antonio also implied that Scamacca lacked the necessary determination to lead the forward line in a team managed by Moyes. These comments from Antonio have generated significant attention on social media, particularly as they come just days before West Ham’s Europa Conference League final against Fiorentina in Prague next Wednesday.
When asked about Antonio’s comments and whether he needed to address them, Moyes clarified that he has no concerns regarding Scamacca. However, he chose not to disclose the specifics of what Antonio had actually said.
“I’ve got no issues with Gianluca,” said Moyes. “Gianluca is a terrific player, a really good footballer, someone who we really like but unfortunately, he’s been hit with injuries for periods of this season.
“Micky has his own opinions but we’re not getting into that.”