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Antonio overwelmed by England call

michail-antonio-west-ham-stoke_3387473Michail Antonio has admiited he is completely out of words and doesn’t know what to say after being selected for England.
But then the brilliant wideman found plenty as he attempted to get close to verbalising his feelings declaring: “I’m overwhelmed. I got slightly emotional when I found out.
“It’s just one of those things that I’ve always dreamt of playing for England as a kid, so now for it to happen after I’ve worked my way from non-league to where I am now, I am just so happy.

“I don’t even know what to say – words can’t explain how happy I am!

“I just give my all every time I go on the field, so for me to called-up by England, I don’t know what to say! All I can do is go out there on the international stage and show there is a reason why the gaffer has called me up.”

He told West Ham TV: “I didn’t think that it would happen this quick, but I always said to myself that if I could get into the Premier League and keep playing the way I do, hopefully I could get into the England squad. I turned down an approach from Jamaica in March and for this to happen so quickly, I’m buzzing!

“I just want to keep my feet on the floor. In my first season in the Premier League, even though I had good stats, the England manager would have had to take a risk on me.

“It looks like the gaffer now believes that I’ve done enough to be in there, so hopefully I can prove him right.

Speaking immediately after the game at Manchester City he said: “It’s an amazing feeling and I just want to tell my missus and go home and hug my children and enjoy it with my children.

“I don’t even know what happens here. I have been called up, so I’ll have to ask the boys what I have to do, because I don’t know!”

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9 comments on “Antonio overwelmed by England call

  1. The best call-up in years. Nobody can deserve it more.
    in his best position he brought the game alive for us on Sunday. In fact I am happier than I’ve been all summer, because he inspired us to play so well in the second half that I see light at the end of the tunnel.

  2. Put your boots and washbag in the boot of the car and head up to St Georges, it’s near… er.. umm somewhere in the Midlands, Stoke is it? Beats me, head up the M1 and when you get to Northampton, stop someone and ask.. no problem!

  3. Thoroughly deserved just watch out for disused chewing gum on the floor and getting whiplash from watching the ball aimlessly sailing over your head Ant and you’ll be fine 🙂

  4. I don’t think you should say anything disparaging about SA he appears to me to have one or two long lost brothers on the other site gw.They appear from behind the trees to defend him if they even sniff a derogatory comment about him hehe

  5. Congratulations Mikael you deserve it.

    On another topic, is there still a conspiracy against West Ham, after ALL the terrible Reffing decisions of last season against us which cost us a CL place we have already had Costa not being sent off and now Aquero not being sent off which could have both cost us vital points, when is the tide going to change or do we have to endure another season of wron decisions against us. Its not just us I am aware but all decisions should be fair and equatable.
    There was no retrospective decision on Costa and I suspect there will be no retrospective decision on Aquero, after all they are both so called superstars and little ol West Ham and others will just have to be put in there place.

    • Looks like business as usual. At least it needs to go 8 consecutive games to get to last seasons level.
      retrospective action is deffinitely on this time.

    • Aguero will be retroed ? But you’re point is valid iron ?
      Until video is brought in these bias pieces of excretement will get away with it !!
      Even the krout in the Queenie v astra still has a grudge with us after 66 ? That’s how I saw it anyway , even if we were poor !! Lol.

      I just hope he enjoys his experience and doesn’t get a kick from the balloon man. Competing for the same spot ?
      Ashton is always at the back of me bonce as it happened to him with S.W. Phillips , also a forward ,

  6. Well done to Antonio you know he’s gonna give100% every game,and entertain, be good to see a hammer in an England top again.COYI

  7. Not since Devo got called up have i been so pleased for one of our player’s, fully deserved, many congrats to the feller…

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