Antonio says he does not want to play right back for West Ham

Domzale's Alvaro Brachi and West Ham's Michail Antonio in action

Antonio says he wants to become one of the best right wingers in the Premier League.

Domzale's Alvaro Brachi and West Ham's Michail Antonio in actionDomzale's Alvaro Brachi and West Ham's Michail Antonio in action

West Ham United winger Michail Antonio has told FourFourTwo that he is hoping to play as a right winger next season as he aims to become one of the best in the position.

Antonio was a big hit at Upton Park last season after moving from Nottingham Forest in the summer transfer window.

However, he was forced out of position for much of the campaign as a series of injuries to the club’s right backs saw him deployed in the position instead.

West Bromwich Albion's Craig Dawson in action with West Ham United's Michail AntonioWest Bromwich Albion's Craig Dawson in action with West Ham United's Michail Antonio

That is something that has continued this season, with him featuring there in the club’s 2-1 defeat to NK Domzale in the Europa League last week.

It is not somewhere he wants to stay though, saying that he hopes to turn himself into one of the best wingers in the Premier League.

“I’m hoping I can be back in my right position because where I’ve played my whole life,” he told FourFourTwo.

“I’ve never thought or dreamt that I could be played as a defender. Now, hopefully, I can turn myself into one of the best wingers in the Premier League.”

Stoke's Gianelli Imbula in action with West Ham's Mark Noble and Michail AntonioStoke's Gianelli Imbula in action with West Ham's Mark Noble and Michail Antonio

It now remains to be seen whether Antonio will be allowed to play in his more natural right wing position next season.

They have signed Gokhan Tore on loan this summer, and he will also be looking to take up that spot in the team when fit.

With there also still being injuries at right back for the side to contend with, it would not be surprising to see Antonio continuing in the role for the foreseeable future.

West Ham's Michail Antonio looks dejectedWest Ham's Michail Antonio looks dejected

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