Michail Antonio was a delighted spectator as West Ham United sealed their Premier League status with a dominant 2-0 victory at Leicester City on Saturday.
Antonio was keeping a keen eye on events, so the goals from Joao Mario and Mark Noble gave him a welcome boost as he continues his recovery from an operation on his hamstring.
With the Hammers’ top flight position secured, the 2017 Hammer of the Year is looking forward to contributing to a more successful season when he returns.
“I’m feeling good,” he said. “The recovery from my operation is going well so I’m just going to keep moving on with it.
“I probably have another three months until I’m back training fully, so hopefully I’ll be back playing in August.
“It’s the holy grail to stay in the Premier League, so it’s great [that we’ve secured safety]. Hopefully next year we can do better.
“It was a great performance at Leicester. We didn’t give them much of an opportunity, we bossed the game, scored in the first half and sealed it off with Mark Noble’s finish.
“It was a great strike from him into the bottom corner.”