West Ham United fans have called for star player Michail Antonio to be included in Gareth Southgate’s next England squad following his Man of the Match performance against Huddersfield Town last night.
The Hammers earned their first points of the season with victory of David Wagner’s side at the London Stadium to lift them off the foot of the table.
Pedro Obiang’s deflected shot opened the scoring just past 70 minutes for the home side, and their lead was doubled only 5 minutes later when substitute Andre Ayew was quickest to pounce from a corner.
However, it was Antonio’s performance that most caught the eye. Having only recently returned to full fitness, the Englishman was the stand out player for Slaven Bilic’s side, with his high energy and powerful running causing the Huddersfield defence problems all afternoon.
Antonio also produced a Dimitar Berbatov-esque piece of skill just before half time that had the crowd at the London Stadium on their feet, and Terriers left-back Chris Löwe with his head in his hands.
Such was Antonio’s impressive display, Hammers fans have called for the winger to be included in Gareth Southgate’s next Three Lions squad …
Michail Antonio is England's best winger. There's not even a debate.
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) September 11, 2017
yeah I watched it. it wasn't great. Antonio is your best player and deserves an England call up.
— Michael Mason (@Mick_Mason1885) September 12, 2017
Antonio is a class act for us ! hope England dont start sniffing #WHUFC
— Ginger Pele⚒ (@kirkbailey3) September 11, 2017
If Antonio is fit he's got to be in the England team #Baller
— Lewis Mitchell (@LewisGMitchell) September 11, 2017
Antonio should be in the England squad
— Ashley Buchanan (@AshBuch) September 11, 2017
Call up Michail Antonio or don't bother playing.
— ⚒Ben⚒ (@BenWHUnited) August 24, 2017
Antonio powerful pacey winger doesn't get knocked over should be given chance in England squad
— CentralPark (@johal_indy) September 11, 2017
Michail Antonio > any other England winger.
— Ol (@KingKou98) September 11, 2017
— Chris Hart (@cdhart1) September 11, 2017