Michail Antonio & England
One of the main storylines from Sam Allardyce’s first England squad was the inclusion of West Ham’s Michail Antonio.
The unheralded West Ham wide man has been called up for the first time, and Big Sam says that it’s Antonio outstanding form for his club that convinced him to select him in his England party.
Antonio has scored a league-high eight headed goals in the Premier League since the start of 2015-16.
Antonio’s call up story
The Hammers midfielder has spoken to FA TV about how he learned about his first cap for his country.
Antonio revealed that after losing to Man City last weekend in the Premier League, a West Ham physio informed him of the England news.
But Antonio didn’t believe the Hammers employee. He thought it was a spot of banter.
Watch Michail Antonio tell his story below.