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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Antonio happy with Bilic role

West Ham’s Michail Antonio
West Ham’s Michail Antonio

West Ham's Michail Antonio admits his favourite position is on the wing but says he is happy with his current role under Slaven Bilic.

Antonio played right-back at times last season but struggled there against Chelsea on the opening day and has since been moved further forward.

The Hammers have deployed a back three in recent matches and Antonio has played right wing-back, where he can put his attacking talents to better use.

The 26-year-old has scored six goals already this season, making him West Ham's top scorer so far.

"My favourite position is playing on the wing. I prefer to play left wing, that's my favourite role," said Antonio ahead of tomorrow's clash with Arsenal.

"I would like to be a winger in a four, like a 4-4-2, but right now I'm playing wing back and playing well so I just have to take it and keep going.

"I haven't spoken to the manager about it. I don't feel the need because since we've changed it we've been doing well."

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