Michail Antonio putting in the hard yards in Austria

Michail Antonio knows putting in the hard yards now will pay big dividends once the 2017/18 Premier League season gets underway.

Antonio – the 2016/17 Hammer of the Year – suffered a hamstring injury which required surgery at the end of last term, but is building steadily for the new campaign with his teammates in Austria.

The West Ham TV cameras followed him and head physio Dominic Rogan for a day at the training camp in Austria to see how he is getting ready for the big kick-off.

Antonio explained: “Everything is going well and things are on track really. I’m out here [in Austria] working on the strength, and from there running and working on the technique.

“I’m going to keep working hard. It’s a month to the start of the season, so it’s not that far away. I’ll just keep moving forward and doing well.”

Rogan added: “We all know Michail’s assets are [his] physicality and athleticism, so we have to train him accordingly. He has a capacity much greater than the average athlete, so you have to make sure you don’t undercook him by pushing him harder.”