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West Ham legend Devonshire: Antonio deserves England call

West Ham legend Alan Devonshire says Michail Antonio deserves his England call.

Devonshire also played for England while a Hammers player.

He wrote for whufc.com: "I am really pleased for Michail Antonio being called-up by England for the first time. With the way he has played for West Ham this year, I think he deserves it.

"It's probably a bit like what happened to me in my career in that sometimes the higher up you go in football, you find it a little bit easier, believe it or not. I think he's one of them and I'm pleased for him.

"I think he's definitely an attacking wide player, rather than a full-back. I know he has played at full-back a few times, but he is more of a powerhouse who gets up and down the wing and scores goals.

"It's a novelty if you can score goals attacking the ball at the far post these days. I wish him luck and I hope he gets his first cap on Sunday."

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