West Ham striker Michael Antonio has set up a special celebration for Newcastle counterpart Colum Wilson if he scores a goal when the two sides meet this weekend.
Antonio, 31, and Wilson, 29, have been close friends since launching the footballer’s football podcast together.
But friends will become rivals on Saturday when their respective parties meet in the Premier League – a win for both parties.
The Hammers need three points to keep their hopes alive in Champions League football, while the Magpies need points in the fight for survival.
And Hammers ace Antonio let his Toon Pal Wilson go when he intends to show remorse for locking the teams’ horns at London Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Antonio also revealed that he has a unique celebration, especially for Wilson, if he manages to reach the score sheet and sink Magpies.
Antonio considered Podcast To Wilson: “Three points are needed to be fair, we are going to this fourth place so we can’t give up.
“We have to go for it, and as much as I like you and the relationship we have built on this podcast, we can’t give up, and if I score this weekend, I’ll I’ll put a W for it. “
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Unfortunately for Wilson, he will not be able to do so during the encounter as he is out injured.
But despite their bravery, Antonio knows that defeating the Magpies – who are in excellent form of late – will not be easy.
Eddie Howe’s Tone Troops have won their last three love games with the help of a record-breaking goal from Kiran Tripper.
Trippier came to the rescue of the Magpies last week when they scored a superb free kick in a 1-0 win over Aston Villa.
But the hammer will be relieved that they will not have to deal with the former Atletico Madrid star as he too was injured during the Villa game after his bravery.
In contrast to the East London club’s Kurt Zuma cat-kicking controversy that Antonio voiced, the Hammers dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Leicester City last week.
Talking about the threat to Newcastle, Antonio added: “It’s definitely going to be a tough game. The way you guys have performed over the last few weeks, you see flexibility in your team. , And we have shown it.
“We’ve basically got things done even though we haven’t done our best.”
If Antonio reaches the score sheet and celebrates his ‘W’, this will not be the first time he has celebrated in a unique way.
During the Hammers’ victory over Crystal Palace last month, Antonio dived to the ground and paid tribute to Martial Arts after his goal.
And he also moved to New from Matrix mode when he hit the back of the net against Tottenham last year.