Happy Ewood return beckons Antonio

michail-antonio-west-ham-stoke_3387473Michael Antonio likes Ewood Park!
The high-energy Hammer grabbed a couple there last season when with Nottingham Forect and admits he’s looking forward to his return this Sunday.
He said: “Last time I played at Ewood Park I scored two goals so it’ll be nice going back there. One was a header; one was a volley from 25 yards out so, hopefully, I can do that again!”Speaking to he said: “Blackburn are a side where they are going to throw everything at us. They’ll think ‘Ah, they’re a Premier League team, we’ve got nothing to lose here, and the pressure is off us.’

“So the pressure will be on us, especially with the form we are in right now. Having said that, I think it’ll be a decent game.”

He added: “For the rest of the season, I just want to keep performing well, try and stay in the team and I’ll probably set more goals for myself next season.”

And on the FA Cup victory versus a top six finish he says:  It’s one of those things where you don’t get remembered for coming sixth, but if you win the FA Cup everyone remembers that, you have a medal to show for the rest of your life. As a kid you always dream of playing in it and as a player you always dream to win it.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • UptonBuddy says:

    Andy Carroll injured again? Surely not!
    This guy is taking the Mick and whilst he is a handful WHEN he is fit the club must look at offloading him in some way so that we can reduce the wage bill. He earns a fortune to keep the medical staff trained and we would be better trying to lure Darren Anderton out of retirement to do the same job!

  • bubs says:

    Antonio is a must against a championship side with his scoring record,
    With Lanzini and Poyet back in tandem and Moses or the new boy making 4 up front with real talent
    Obiang and Kouyate or Noble in front of the back 4
    Oxford Collins Ogbonna and Cresswell ,Adrien or Randolf
    With one front boy Song Noble to Kouyate on the bench plus a couple of the good youngsters
    What’s not to like

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