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Antonio: ‘We should beat’ Swansea and Burnley

The Hammers versatile expects nothing less in these next two crucial games

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West Ham United versatile star Michail Antonio is fully cognizant of how his side could easily be dragged back into a relegation fight with a poor performance against Swansea City on Saturday.

In a conversation with the Hammers official website, Antonio discussed being the lone goal scorer for the club in last week’s 4-1 pasting suffered at the hands of lethal Liverpool.

“Everyone loves scoring, it’s one of the best things in the world, so to get back on the scoresheet has given me confidence,” Antonio said. “It was obviously a bad result for us, but hopefully now I can go on a goalscoring run.”

The energetic winger and occasional striker feels the Hammers should get victories in these next two weeks to start match, but knows that the team has to earn those valuable points all the way.

“To be honest, every time I go on the field, I feel like the team is going for three points,” said Antonio, who scored in West Ham’s 4-1 win at Swansea last season. “I do feel we have got better players than Swansea and Burnley [who we play at home on Saturday 10 March] and we should be able to beat them, but it’s the Premier League and every game is different and every game is hard. There are no easy games, but I feel we can do it and that it should be six points.”

“At home, Swansea have beaten Liverpool and Arsenal recently, so they’re going very well at the Liberty Stadium, so it’s not going to be an easy task. We need to go there, be solid and rigid, start well and keep their fans quiet.

“Swansea have been doing well, but we’ve done our research and will go there aware of their strengths and weaknesses and with a gameplan from the gaffer to give us the best possible chance to win the game. We’ve got to go out there, execute his plans, and win the game.”