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Antonio aims to end the drought

Michail Antonio has been suffering from a severe bout of goal scoring home sickness and reckons it’s time to put things right.

Taking to the official site and recalling he hadn’t hit the net on his own manor he said: “I haven’t scored at home since September 2016? Wow!

“I thought I was a ‘home scorer’ and scored most of my goals at home, but clearly that hasn’t been the case for quite a while.

“I’m on a little run now, though, and hopefully I can continue that by scoring at London Stadium on against Burnley on Saturday.

“I scored three at home at the start of last season, so it’s weird to hear that it’s been 18 months since I scored there. It’s crazy, in fact, but this Saturday that curse will be broken!”

“I’ve not had a chance to bring out any new celebrations, as I’d not scored for a long time, then my last two goals have come when we’ve been behind, so it definitely wasn’t the right time to be celebrating. I’d have looked stupid if I’d started dancing.

“I did score at Burnley earlier this season, which I could celebrate as it put us 1-0 up. They are going to be hard to beat, as they were that day, as they are a regimented team, but we can break them down. We have got to match their work-rate and deal with the crosses we know they are going to put into the box.

“Hopefully we can score some goals against them on Saturday, pick up some points and go from there. That would be something we can all celebrate.”



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4 comments on “Antonio aims to end the drought

  1. Antonio and Jao mario to start hopefully.

  2. As with all the players, we don’t need him talking about what he has to do. We are tired of it, just do it on the pitch.

    • I know what you mean sparrow its been like a roundabout of sorts for the least couple season we have a bad run then the players say all the right stuff like its a blip or bad day at the office or we will put it right next week..then when we are desperate for a win we just about get it maybe 2 then another bad run comes and the same things are said again …I know we can’t win every week but a bit of consistency would be great for va change…and when we loose due to not working hard enough that’s even worse to me as you can do that every week maybe not play well every week but certainly work your socks of for the money they get ..and that more than anything pleases us fans if we see them work hard on the pitch

  3. Definitely Antonio should start on Saturday, but I wonder if he is carrying an injury. He was reported to be struggling with a groin problem a few weeks ago, one which was hard to pin down. Perhaps that’s why he hasn’t looked so happy recently. Perhaps that’s why he hasn’t been starting games. We need his power, his hard work and his goals. He terrifies the opposition.

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