Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio believes there will ‘definitely be goals’ in tonight's clash with Watford.The Hornets arrive on Trentside in the hunt for three points to keep their hopes of winning automatic promotion on track.
And, based on his experience in the reverse fixture in which he scored both goals as Forest twice came from behind to draw, Antonio is expecting an exciting, open affair at The City Ground.
He told Forest Player: “When we played them away there were loads of opportunities for both teams. It was an exciting game and hopefully it will be the same for the fans tomorrow.
“It could come from individual prowess or it could be a team goal, but I feel there will definitely be goals tomorrow. Even for a neutral fan it’ll be a good game to come and watch.
“We can go out and be free but they’ve got loads of pressure. That could make them better, it could make them worse. The game could go either way.”
Antonio’s goals at Vicarage Road provided a further boost to his tally, which stands at 13 going into tomorrow’s match.
He has also notched a number of assists in his debut season in the garibaldi, but he is just as happy with his appearance stats.
He has played in 45 of Forest’s 46 matches so far, rested only for The Reds’ Capital One Cup trip to Tottenham.
Antonio said: “I take a lot of pride in that. At Sheffield Wednesday last season I had three injuries which kept me out for six, six and eight weeks. I’m so happy I’ve managed to get through so far without any problems.
“It’s the first season I’ve played the amount of games I have. You’ve just got to stay on top of your body – it tells you when you’re tired and need a rest.
“You’ve got to listen to that and let your staff know so they can adapt your training to help you feel right to go out on the field.”
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