West Ham ace Michail Antonio says he needs to start scoring more goals

Michail Antonio of West Ham United is challenged by Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park on February...

The West Ham United winger has been in decent form this season.

Michail Antonio of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool FC at London Stadium on February 04,...

West Ham ace Michail Antonio sat down for an exclusive interview with the club's official website, and admitted that he needs to start scoring and creating more goals.

The 28-year-old has racked up four goals and five assists in 28 appearances in all competitions - a decent return for a winger, but he wants, and expects, to give more for his team.

Antonio is a real fan favourite at the London Stadium, and has impressed since joining West Ham from Nottingham Forest in a £7 million deal in the summer of 2015.

 

The Englishman has suffered injury problems over the past year or so, however, and he only just seems to be returning to somewhere near his best.

Antonio spoke exclusively to the club's official website, and highlighted the area of his game that he is desperate to improve upon:

Michail Antonio and Arthur Masuaku of West Ham United during training at The London Stadium on December 3, 2018 in London, England.

"Right now, I need to start scoring and creating more goals as they are the parts of my game I’ve not got back properly yet, so hopefully that will start happening sooner rather than later. I’m getting into good positions, which is a positive, but it’s about hitting the back of the net now. I don’t know why I’m not scoring, but I’ll keep working on it."

The West Ham ace is a real threat in the final third when he is on song, but in fairness to him, he isn't always used in an attacking role.

The former Forest man does have the ability to bully defenders, however, and following his goal against Liverpool last Monday, he should be in confident mood between now and the end of the season.

And if he starts scoring and creating on a more regular basis, West Ham will have every chance of securing Europa League football for next season.

Michail Antonio of West Ham celebrates with Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic during the Pre-Season Friendly between Aston Villa v West Ham United at Banks' Stadium on July 25, 2018 in...

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