West Ham forward Michail Antonio has pretty much been the difference between the London club staying up and being relegated this season.
The Hammers’ star has been in blistering form in front of goal this month, demonstrated by the club’s official Twitter account who shared his remarkable stats for July:
— West Ham United (@WestHam) July 27, 2020
Supporters on Twitter believe Antonio deserves huge credit for the performances he has put in since the restart:
Should have been Hammer of the year 👏👍👏
— Polly💕🙋🏻♀️ (@Polly35699124) July 27, 2020
Has to get Premier League POM 👍
— Matthew Edge-Wilkins (@mattedgewilkins) July 27, 2020
Coronavirus has robbed this man of the Balon D’or
— Lew Fountain 👑 (@Lew_Fountain) July 27, 2020
Has to win player of the month⚒⚒
— HydraWyd (@JakeByers14) July 27, 2020
100% fixed if they don’t.
— BantsGaming (@_JustForBants) July 27, 2020
— Boleiros FC ( de 🏠 ) (@BoleirosFc__) July 27, 2020
Player of the month ⚒
— Louie (@whulouie) July 27, 2020
Although Declan Rice has certainly been the most consistent player this campaign, there is a case to say that Antonio has made the most decisive contribution, so he was unlucky to miss out on the club’s player of the season prize.
With the 30-year-old’s contract expiring next year, fans will now be hoping that the club sit down with the player in the coming weeks, and agree a new deal which will keep him at West Ham for many more years to come.