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West Ham wing-back Antonio: I was wrong; I've apologised to Moyes

West Ham midfielder Michail Antonio has apologised for his poor timekeeping.

Antonio was axed from the squad for Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace after turning up late to a team meeting. That denied him his first game back after six weeks out injured.

He told The Sun: “I am not making excuses, I was late. I agree with what the manager did.

“I was late for a meeting, he dropped me from the squad. I understand that to the fullest. I spoke to him and apologised.

“But I'm always on time. I love to be on time. The problem arose through confusion and it's down to the fact I have been injured.

“Before I got injured we met at a hotel before games. While I was out it switched to the stadium. I turned up at the hotel where we met all the time under the previous manager Slaven Bilic.

“I simply went to the hotel instead of the stadium. It's not like I didn't wake up in time.

“That's where there has been some confusion. I went to the hotel because that's where we met under Slaven and in the few games I have played under David Moyes.

“But the manager wants a tight ship, he is not letting anyone slide and that's how it happened."

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