West Ham winger Michail Antonio took to Twitter yesterday to confirm that he is hoping to be back in first-team contention after the next international break.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini said at his pre-match press conference that he was hopeful that the 29-year-old will return before the end of the month, and the player himself echoed those words:
— Michail Antonio (@Michailantonio) October 31, 2019
Supporters are keenly anticipating Antonio’s return to action:
Can't wait to have you back boss
— Yarmolenko's Left Foot⚒️ (@frankpl23) October 31, 2019
Glad to hear it you have been badly missed ⚒
— Scott (@puffa_the_gen) October 31, 2019
— David Ball (@dicksielives) November 1, 2019
Don’t rush back. Want you fit and fighting for rest of the season.
— Neil Aylward (@neilaylward) October 31, 2019
Pleassssse we need your fire and flame michail
— gooding susan (@goodingsusan1) October 31, 2019
Gonna make a massive difference when you are 👊⚒
— Danny Kenny (@Dannykaikenny) October 31, 2019
Sooner the better, get up there with Haller!!!
— Paul Holden (@paulholdenwhu) October 31, 2019
Missed you massively
— Jason ⚒⚒ (@JasonFlatman) October 31, 2019
Back for Tottenham yes please
— Pete (@popparambo) October 31, 2019
You ready to save our season boss?
— ωiĺĺ (@WattupWill) October 31, 2019
The winger has only made four appearances this season due to a hamstring injury. He pulled up in the early stages of the Hammers’ 2-0 win over Newport County in the Carabao Cup back in late August.
It was subsequently revealed that Antonio could be out of action for up to four months, but he is now expected to return to action just three months after suffering the hamstring tear.
The first game he could be involved in is the London derby against Tottenham at home later this month.