Michail Antonio makes a confident comment

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Michail Antonio is playing well for West Ham United at the moment.

West Ham United winger Michail Antonio suggested to BBC Sport on Wednesday evening (22:06) that he is ready to play at right-back whenever needed.

Antonio made the comments following West Ham’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur at the Boleyn Ground.

The former Nottingham Forest star, who is a winger by trade, featured at right-back in the absence of Sam Byram.

This was not the first time that the 25-year-old has played in defence for West Gam, and he suggested that he is willing to do so again in the future.

Antonio has also made it clear that he is not going to change his game and will always follow his attacking instincts.

“Switching to right wing back wasn’t a problem, I’m going to keep going up and down the pitch whether I am right back or right winger,” Antonio told BBC Sport on Wednesday evening (22:06).

“Now at 25 I’m finally in the Premier League and after three months of not starting it is a relief to be here scoring."

Antonio joined West Ham from Championship side Forest in the summer of 2015. The Englishman took a while to adapt to the Premier League, but he is now one of the key players for the Hammers.

The former Sheffield Wednesday man has scored five goals and created 11 chances in 16 Premier League appearances for West Ham so far this season.

Antonio has a pass accuracy of 63% and a shot accuracy of 44%, and has won 27 headers, 24 dribbles and 14 tackles.

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