International Heartbreak For Antonio

Michail Antonio is going to have to wait even longer for his long awaited international debut as a hamstring injury has ruled out the winger.

West Ham midfielder Michail Antonio is set to miss out on international duty with England due to a hamstring problem. The 26-year-old, who is the top scorer for the Hammers this campaign, has yet to make his England debut.

Antonio was first called up to the Three Lions by Sam Allardyce but remained on the bench for the fixture, and it now seems that his wait for a first cap will continue.

Jamaica had offered a call-up to the Wandsworth-born man prior to England touting his services, but Antonio rejected it.

Nine Premier League goals this campaign has seen Antonio make positive headlines in what has been a disappointing season for the east Londoners.


Irons’ Manager Slaven Bilic has said that Antonio felt his hamstring during the 3-2 defeat to Leicester, which perhaps explains why the Englishman put in such a below-par performance.

The winger has also been suffering with a shoulder injury, which has been strapped since the loss to Bournemouth last week.

Only three English footballers in the Premier League have more goals than Michail Antonio this season: Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Jermain Defoe.

Theo Walcott is expected to replace Antonio in the squad, for Gareth Southgate’s matches against Germany and Lithuania.