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Film: Michail Antonio

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[Michail Antonio]

It shows that everyone all over the world can be in one changing room, can get along.

Some of my closest friends, like Angelo Ogbonna, who's Italian,and Pablo Fornals, who's Spanish, whose English is good, but it's not proper.

But, there's enough for me to understand what he's got to say. And we can go out and have a meal and be able to speak to each other all the way through it. So, it is quality. I'm trying to learn Spanish now.

I feel like because all these players that are coming in, I shouldn't expect them to speak English, even though we are in England. But, I feel like I should  try and make an effort to learn how they speak.

It shows that we can do it in football. We can be altogether and all one and have no problems.

So, society should be able to do it as well.

I grew up in south-west London. Wandsworth, a small area called Earlsfield.

There wasn't really many black families there.

But, where I went to school, there were quite a few black kids and a few Asian, a few BAME people.