Michail Antonio explains what will be crazy at West Ham next season

Michail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring the second goal for West Ham

The fan favourite can't wait to experience life at the Olympic Stadium.

Michail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring the second goal for West HamMichail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring for West Ham

West Ham winger Michail Antonio has spoken of his awe at the club’s new stadium, in an interview with whufc.com.

The 26-year old was a surprise success last season after arriving from Nottingham Forest in the summer and he can’t wait to strut his stuff at the Olympic Stadium.

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	West Ham's co owner David Gold poses outside the construction of the Olympic Stadium.  West Ham have proposed to take over the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 London OlympicsDavid Gold at the Olympic Stadium

“I didn't realise how big the stadium was until I got inside,” said Antonio. “It is massive and hopefully the fans can create the same atmosphere that we had at the Boleyn Ground.

“It is crazy that I will be playing in front of 60,000 fans every week. To have those fans pushing us every week will help us throughout the season.

“Hopefully I can get the fans going with some more goals and I want the fans to send me ideas on what new ones I can do for them!” he added.

West Bromwich Albion's Craig Dawson in action with West Ham United's Michail AntonioWest Bromwich Albion's Craig Dawson in action with West Ham United's Michail Antonio

Antonio joined the Hammers at the very end of last summer’s transfer window for around £7 million – according to Sky Sports – and after initially struggling to break into the first-team, he soon became one of Slaven Bilic’s key men.

The energetic wide man appeared 32 times for the Hammers, scoring nine goals and grabbing three assists in the process, with some even calling for his inclusion in the England squad for Euro 2016.

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He will be hopeful of building upon his success next term and with new signing Gokhan Tore primarily operating on the right flank he will have to be on top form to retain his place.

West Ham enjoyed an excellent campaign overall last season but will find it difficult to better their 7th place finish with the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea prepared to spend big to strengthen this summer.

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