West Ham striker Lucas Perez denies refusing to warm up during Everton win as he explains heated talk with goalkeeper coach

LUCAS PEREZ has hit out at claims he refused to warm up during West Ham's win over Everton.

Michail Antonio and Carlos Sanchez were both substituted ahead of the Hammers striker in the second half.

Sky Sports claimed Perez, 30, refused to warm up and cameras showed the ex-Arsenal ace in a heated discussion with goalkeeping coach Xavi Valero.

But the Spaniard insists he had just warmed up and denies any suggestions of a bust-up, claiming images of his row on the bench were "misinterpreted".

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LUCAS PEREZ has hit out at claims he refused to warm up during West Ham's win over Everton.