West Ham star Michail Antonio has admitted that manager David Moyes was correct to axe him and he added that he remains committed to the side.
The 27-year-old was late for a recent team meeting and as punishment, he was left out of the clubs match-day squad which played against Crystal Palace during the week.
Antonio who is the reigning Hammers player of the year and who only recently returned to action following a six-week layoff has admitted that Moyes was correct to axe him due to his actions.
He said: “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 SlavenBilic.
“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. Ultimately, I agree with what he did though. I was in the wrong and he made a decision.”
Antonio has certainly reacted well to the situation as he has not become defensive or arrogant.