Lucas Perez: West Ham striker denies he refused to play at Everton

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Lucas Perez is yet to score for West Ham, after joining from Arsenal in the summer

Lucas Perez says “false information” implied he refused to play in West Ham’s 3-1 win at Everton on Sunday.

The Spanish striker, who started the Premier League game on the bench, had looked set to replace the injured Marko Arnautovic, but boss Manuel Pellegrini opted for Michail Antonio instead.

Perez, 30, said that it was “quicker” for Antonio to play as he was ready.

“I have never ever refused to warm up in my whole career, let alone play a match,” he tweeted