As featured on NewsNow: Football news

West Ham boss Moyes wants 'fresh and in-form' Antonio for Man City clash

West Ham boss David Moyes hopes to have Michail Antonio fresh for their clash with Manchester City.

Moyes decided to leave the former Nottingham Forest man at home as West Ham travelled to Austria for Thursday night's Europa League win over Rapid Vienna, hoping to have him fresh for City.

Antonio should benefit from the rest, though there is a hope within the staff that it may also send a message that his recent form has not been good enough.

"He is really important to the team in the way we play," Moyes said. "He gives us a figurehead and gives the opposition different problems.

"So we need him on top form. And it's good because it's always good to have come here and not needed him. So we were able to give him a bit of a rest and hopefully, he will benefit now over the coming weeks."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free