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Ragged and raw West Ham winger Antonio - 'Some managers are not going to like me'

West Ham United winger Michail Antonio says that his 'raw and ragged' approach towards the game is not something every manager will like.

The 26-year-old is set to make his debut appearance for the England national team this weekend after he was called up by Sam Allardyce for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

Antonio, who has progressed from the non-league ranks to the Premier League, believes his style is something that some coaches may not agree with but he will continue what has allowed him to make an impression on Allardyce.

"I'm not that academy player who's going to pick it up, pass it and be neat and tidy all the time. I'm a player who's going to get it and I'm going to run at the full-back," he said in first conference as an England player.

"I'm going to be running in behind. I'm quite ragged. People say raw and some people don't like raw.

"I see academy players who pick it up and they like to pop it off and they make more movements. They do more work off the ball, where I do more work on it.

"The way I play, some managers are going to like me, some managers are not going to like me."

Vyom Chaudhary
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