The anticipation is already building for West Ham United’s match against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
Both teams have been struggling this season, with the Hammers 16th and Spurs sitting 14th in the Premier League table.
The Hammers dropped a hint prior to the game that Michail Antonio may be available, after working his way back from the injury sustained in the Carabao Cup against Newport County:
— West Ham United (@WestHam) November 18, 2019
The 29-year-old has missed nine games due to the injury, though this would be a great time for him to make a return to the lineup, particularly when the London rivalry and opportunity to end a 7 game winless run in all competitions is considered.
He is also the perfect man to make an impact in this specific fixture, having scored the winner in the final matchup at Upton Park and first at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the picture, including posts from hopeful West Ham fans, can be seen below:
Who’s excited to see this guy is back very soon
— 1LoveWHUFC (@Jay93944265) November 18, 2019
— mark hendy (@mhendy1971) November 18, 2019
Need him back. Nervous for Saturday! Kane will have a field day against our back 5
— Sammy Driscoll (@SammyDriscoll) November 18, 2019
Miss him so much hurry back @Michailantonio xx
— Alie Allen (@Alieson) November 18, 2019
— Mike (@WestHamDriver) November 17, 2019
Hey Anthony good afternoon how are you? If Michail Antonio starts on Saturday we might win the game 1-0? But if he is only on the bench by the time he comes on it may be too late depending on the score obviously agreed? Also Pellegrini must bring back Angelo Ogbonna for Balbuena?
— Michael Gomes (@Michael77166735) November 18, 2019