Aaron Cresswell raves about West Ham teammate Michail Antonio

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Michail Antonio has been in great form for West Ham this season.

Speaking to the official West Ham website, Aaron Cresswell has shared his thoughts on Michail Antonio, raving about the impact the summer signing has had at the Boleyn Ground.

Cresswell said: “He has worked his way up [from the Football League], similar to me, and you know you’re going to give 110 percent every week. He’s come up with some goals and some assists, so long may that continue and he’s been fantastic for us.”

Antonio started the season with Nottingham Forest, earning a move to the Hammers on deadline day in September 2015.

Following his move, the winger had to spend a number of weeks out of the first-team squad, training hard and working with the Under-21s to prove himself to Slaven Bilic.

Aside from a 30 minute cameo against Manchester City, the 25-year-old had to wait until the end of November to get a consistent run in the first-team.

Due to a collection of injuries to players ahead of him in the pecking order, Antonio was thrust into the team in a 1-1 draw against West Brom, and he has started all of the last nine league games.

In that time he has managed three goals and two assists, and has looked more than good enough for the Premier League.

Cresswell has raved about the work rate Antonio shows every week, claiming he puts in 110% every time he takes to the field.

It is hard to disagree with this statement considering how Antonio had to work just to get into the team, and now that the winger is playing every week, it is hard to imagine Bilic choosing to drop him - even with a fully fit squad to call upon.

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