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West Ham fullback Antonio remains focused on England call-up

West Ham United fullback Michael Antonio is determined to the bolter for England's World Cup squad.

Injuries have dampened Antonio's season, but the 25-year-old is hopeful that a return to form can put him into contention to make Gareth Southgate's final group of players.

"I want to be that player who comes in late and gets picked for England's World Cup squad, as seems to always happen," Antonio confirmed. "It's definitely a massive opportunity for me, as it is for all the English players in the Premier League.

"Now I'm back and I'm fit, I don't want to rule myself out. I'm going to go out there and try to impress in any way that I can and take every opportunity I am given.

"I'm going to strive for it and hopefully I can get my name in the squad and be on that plane."

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