Freedman: This is how I would stop Michail Antonio

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Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman has explained how he would deal with Michail Antonio in the shoes of the opposition.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman described to Forest Player how he would go about trying to stop Michail Antonio.

The Forest attacker was in fine form against Rotherham earlier this week and continues to be a thorn in the side of opposition defences on a weekly basis.

The boss was pressed over how he would try and contain the player if he was in the shoes of the opposition and suggested that the best way forward would be trying to get into the ears of the officials.

“You'd probably complain at the referee - you'd probably just complain a lot of times because that's what opposition managers do,” said Freedman.

“If you watch Michail, I believe his teammates run and help him a lot.”

Freedman won’t care one little bit about what other managers and players say to try and influence the referee over the player, as long as the officials stay fair and the player continues to perform well on the pitch.

Antonio has been very consistent throughout this season with 12 goals and 13 assists and Freedman will just want him to concentrate on improving both of those tallies over the next few games.

He’s a versatile player, which makes him difficult to get to grips with and if Forest are going to have any chance of breaking into the top six, he has to perform well until the end of the campaign.

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