David Moyes has assigned a new position to Michail Antonio, who has faced significant criticism from fans. Unfortunately for Antonio, he is likely to dislike his new role, as suggests the HammerNews.
Fans have long been advocating for Danny Ings to start for West Ham as they have struggled to score goals. Ings’ full debut demonstrated that the supporters do, in fact, know what they are talking about at times. In a 4-0 victory, Ings scored two goals, confirming that West Ham has been lacking a natural goalscorer like Ings for far too long.
It is no coincidence that the team has been struggling to score goals all season, and the addition of a genuine Premier League striker like Ings has made all the difference.
For quite some time now, the Jamaican footballer has been an exceptional player for West Ham. However, he has appeared to be out of form for more than a year. Antonio’s poor form has greatly impacted the team’s results, having only scored two league goals this season. In the humiliating second half against Spurs, his performance was heavily criticized. Antonio had just 30 touches of the ball and failed to take a single shot at Tottenham, recording only one key pass and a poor completion rate of 61.5% out of 13 attempted passes (according to Who Scored). Nonetheless, he eventually put an end to his Premier League goal drought in the 4-0 victory against his former team, Forest.
Moyes has assigned a new position as an impact sub to the much-maligned Antonio, which he is not unlikely to be thrilled about. Nonetheless, Antonio has demonstrated that he still has a part to play for the team, albeit as a substitute who can make an impact. This was made evident in the match against Forest, in which he scored a beautiful header at the far post after some excellent play from Fornals. At this point in his career, it is an ideal role for Antonio since, at almost 33 years of age, he is no longer as lightning-fast as he used to be.