Antonio responds to worried West Ham fans on Twitter, confirms Bilic talks

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The West Ham summer signing has made an appearance on social media after failing to make one on the pitch.

Michail Antonio has taken to Twitter to clarify his squad status at West Ham United.

Indeed, the summer signing was the subject of plenty of excitement after moving to Upton Park but is yet to majorly feature for Slaven Bilic's side.

Antonio has played since joining from Nottingham Forest but not often at all and wasn't in the squad on Saturday afternoon as West Ham beat Crystal Palace 3-1.

The 25-year-old took to Twitter with a generic tweet on Sunday and fans responded en masse asking if he is injured or 'still alive!'.

He responded once more, confirming he is not injured but that he has had talks with West Ham manager Bilic. Antonio says the discussion hasn't affected his confidence and he will simply wait for his first-team chance with the Hammers.

It is a sign of good man management from the Croat but the Antonio situation has been a strange one so far.

Clearly, West Ham have done well without him and you don't change a winning team. But the Nottingham Forest man looked set to succeed at Upton Park. It's just a matter of being patient, it seems.

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