Antonio proved too good to ignore last season and he's hoping the next England boss takes heed of his performances.
The rapid winger earned international recognition for his excellent performances for The Hammers in the calendar year when then-Three Lions boss Sam Allardyce included him in his squad for his debut game in charge against Slovakia.
However, the 26-year-old was not called on as England grabbed a hard-fought 1-0 victory in September’s World Cup qualifier, though his stand-out displays in an otherwise inconsistent West Ham side have raised hopes that the next man in the national hot seat, whoever that may be, will give him a second chance.
"He just said I wasn't in it, that players were back from injury but that if anyone got injured he wouldn't hesitate to give me a call.
"I know it's about working hard and playing well enough in the Premier League that it makes it difficult not to choose me."
The former Nottingham Forest wildcard certainly gives England a different option on the wings, with his direct dribbling and athleticism at odds with the subtlety and intuitive interplay of the likes of Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling.
Furthermore, as reported by WhoScored, no player in Europe’s top five leagues has scored more headed goals than Antonio (12) since the start of last season, with his penchant for important strikes proving invaluable at club level.