Michail Antonio Set To Withdraw From Gareth Southgate’s England Squad
Posted by Jordan Clarke | Published on March 18, 2017
West Ham’s Michail Antonio is set to withdraw from Gareth Southgate’s England squad due to a hamstring injury picked up in today’s loss to Leicester.
The former Nottingham Forest winger played the full 90 minutes, but Hammers boss Slaven Bilic revealed his man felt something in his hamstring.
The news comes after West Ham’s home loss to Leicester, who are currently unbeaten under Craig Shakespeare, meaning the pressure that was already stacking up on Bilic has increased.
Speaking after the game, Bilic revealed:
“He felt something. He played the whole game but the medical team have told me now. He didn’t limp off, though, so we will see tomorrow.”
“He’s probably going to be withdrawn from the England squad with a hamstring problem.”
After being named in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad, the 26-year-old was set to appear against the Three Lions’ friendlies against Lithuania and Germany, but following today’s news, the wide man may face a race to be fit in time.