West Ham star admits: Not joining Tottenham was the best thing that ever happened to me
The winger is currently on the books at Spurs’ bitter rivals West Ham.
He’s starred for the East End club since a £7m switch from Nottingham Forest in September last year.
It could have been very different though - if his mum hadn’t got her way!
Spurs wanted Antonio in their academy after spotting him as a youngster.
But Mrs Antonio didn’t want her son trecking from their south west London home to Spurs' north London training base.
She was worried Michail would get behind on his school work, and the Irons star admits the decision left his devastated.
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