West Ham winger Michail Antonio has revealed that he turned down an offer to represent Jamaica at international level as he still aspires to represent England at the top level.

The 25-year-old has been in impressive form for the Hammers since his arrival from Nottingham Forest last September for a fee in the region of £7m.

Antonio has since managed an overall 28 appearances for Slaven Bilic's side, managing eleven goals and has also provided his team-mates with three assists.

His impressive form though has for now gone overlooked at international level, with manager Roy Hodgson having already announced his squad for the friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands on 26th and 29th March respectively.

Antonio though refuses to be pessimistic about his chances, insisting that if players such as Dele Alli and Jamie Vardy, who also comes from similar kind of background, can do it, there is no reason why he can't as well.  


Speaking to the BBC, the former non-league player said: "Jamaica called but if I keep doing what I'm doing hopefully I can get an England call.

"You can see it with Dele Alli, he's come from League One and he's already in the England squad

"You see it with Vardy. Hopefully I can get the call-up as well."