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​West Ham winger Antonio favours the wideman role

West Ham's Michail Antonio admits his favourite position is on the wing but is more than happy with his current full back role.

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, speaking at an event to showcase the new Facebook-owned Oculus Touch controllers.

"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.

"I played right back but we've changed to 3-5-2 and we've done well since so I can't go to the manager and say 'can you change the formation just to suit me?' It's one of those things.

"I'm a team player. I played right back last season for half the season and now I'm playing wing-back but I'm scoring goals, I'm playing well so I can't really complain."

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