Tottenham Hotspur were scheduled to face West Ham United on Friday Night Football this week, but all Premier League games have been suspended due to the spread of COVID-19.
With no football to entertain the masses, two players decided to take it upon themselves to hold a replacement London Derby last night (Sun).
With both players being represented by USM agency, the winner of a Spurs vs West Ham FIFA match would be able to designate a £1,000 donation to a chosen charity.
It is safe to say that Ryan Sessegnon dominated on the day, winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Lo Celso and Moura, with the Spurs man even playing himself at left-back.
Sessegnon had 15 shots to Antonio’s two, with 13 of those being on target. He also recorded a 94% passing accuracy, but did see two Harry Kane penalties saved.
To add a little bit more bite to the derby, the players agreed that the loser would have to don the shirt of their opponent and record an apology video. We are still waiting to see Antonio in Lilywhite.
On the defeat, Antonio said (Sun): “I’m really disappointed in myself. I want to say sorry to all the West Ham fans out there who watched me play. It was embarrassing. I am better than that. I don’t even know what to say.
“I can’t look at my son. I almost lied to him [about the score].
“I’m going to be better next time. There’s going to be a next time and I will be better. I’m going to do some serious training now.”
— Ryan Sessegnon (@RyanSessegnon) March 20, 2020
ABSOLUTELY GUTTED! Was embarrassing out there today and I’m way better than that. The passing was off, shooting was bad and couldn’t tackle. I think it’s clear what’s happened………… my controller must have been broken ?????? I’LL BE BACK ?? #FifaLondonDerby pic.twitter.com/4wq4Fk4CCQ
— Michail Antonio (@Michailantonio) March 20, 2020
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