Antonio - It will be an unbelievable achievement

Michail Antonio admits it will be an unbelievable achievement if his side can secure a top four finish this season

Michail Antonio admits it will be an unbelievable achievement if his side can secure a top four finish this season.

The Hammers are just four points behind Manchester City in fourth place following their 3-1 victory over Watford on Wednesday night.

Slaven Bilic's side have lost just six games this season and created a new club record against Watford when they made it 15 Premier League games unbeaten at home this season.

With the last four games against West Brom, Swansea, Manchester United and Stoke, Antonio is confident the Club can enjoy a strong end to the campaign and feels it would be the ultimate farewell to the Boleyn Ground if they could secure a European place.

Antonio said: “It is nice to get that winning feeling back and to score three goals was fantastic.

“It will be an unbelievable achievement if we can manage to get into the top four. We are just taking each game as it comes.

“We now have ten days to recuperate before the next game and build on what we have done. Hopefully we can keep pushing on and just want to focus on the next game.

“It will be amazing if we can get into Europe. I was always someone who wanted to play in the Premier League and to be just four points off the Champions League, that is always going to be the next step for us.

“If we manage to bring that to the new Stadium, it will be a fantastic achievement. If we don't manage to do it we will still be ready to build on it for next season.”

Antonio has nothing but praise for the way Mark Noble has such a formidable record from the penalty spot after he scored two more in the 3-1 victory over Watford.

Noble refuses to practice them in training but the decision certainly pays off as he has now scored 26 from 29 penalties and has one of the best records in the top flight.

Antonio added: “His record is unbelievable. We get penalties in training and Nobes will say he is not going to take any and he wants to save them for matchdays and rightly so when you see his record.

“He could keep scoring them in training and then miss them in the games!

“Andy took a decent penalty against Leicester on Sunday but it shows the respect that the players have for Mark that Andy threw the ball straight away to him as he is the first choice taker.”

The PFA are set to announce their Player of the Year this weekend and Antonio believes there is only one man who should come away with the award - Dimitri Payet.

“Hopefully Dimitri can win the award because he deserves it. He has scored goals and created a number of assists.

“He has been one of the main reasons we are high in the table and hopefully he can win it.”