West Ham fans took to Twitter to target Michail Antonio after they watched their side exit the Carabao Cup following a 3-1 defeat against Tottenham on Wednesday night.
Few players in claret and blue did enough to come out of the performance with much credibility, but the English forward received the full force of the unhappy Hammers fans’ criticism.
The 28-year-old put in what many fans have described as a ‘lazy’ performance against Mauricio Pochettino’s side, whilst also pining for the return of the prolific Antonio who seemed to be their best player week in week out two years ago.
In 2016, the former Nottingham Forest forward scored nine Premier League goals for the Irons and was regarded as the side’s dangerman after the departure of Dimitri Payet, even earning an England call-up in that time.
However, the Tooting-born attacker’s form has waned drastically even if he has featured either from the start or as a substitute in their previous 11 fixtures in all competitions, and it now seems like his days at the London Stadium are numbered.
Let’s take a look at a few tweets reflecting on Antonio’s lethargic showing…
I miss 2016 Michail Antonio. The 2018 version is just awful. Hate to moan about our own players but he has regressed massively #whufc
— Steve (@Steve__1895) October 31, 2018
Thoughts from last nights game.
I find it hard to hate Michail Antonio, he used to be so good for us and seems like a nice bloke. But he just seems so lazy and lacks so much quality. If you don't want to play for the shirt then just leave. Same goes for Chicharito. #WHUFC
— Liam Richards (@LiamRMusic) November 1, 2018
Don’t understand all these people saying Michail Antonio isn’t good enough anymore.. he’s never been good enough. Touch of a trampoline
— Rob Trudgeon ⚒ (@RobTrudgeon) November 1, 2018
I think it's safe to say that's the end of Michail Antonio's West Ham career. Really don't see what Pellegrini see's in him after that.
No pace. No touch. Can't pass. Can't shoot. No strength. Can't win a ball. Can't dribble.
The only thing he does well is fall over his feet.
— Club. West Ham (@ClubdeWestHam) October 31, 2018
Witnessing Michail Antonio’s performance tonight was more painful than the migraine I’ve been suffering with all day… #WHUFC
— David Wynn (@davidewynn) October 31, 2018
Can’t blame Pellegrini, Moyes, Bilic, Allardyce, Grant, Zola, Curbishley, Pardew… Fans running on the pitch minutes after we get a goal back has disgusted me. @Michailantonio is so unfit for a prem a player it’s shocking
— Pellegrini_ClaretnBlueArmy (@PellegriniClar1) November 1, 2018