Premier League Striker Brilliantly Breaks Down Why It Is Impossible to Defend Against Guardiola's Man City

Premier League Striker Brilliantly Breaks Down Why It Is Impossible to Defend Against Guardiola's Man City

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:09 PM
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  • Michail Antonio has conceded that is is virtually impossible to hold off Manchester City from scoring
  • The defending Champions saw off West Ham 2-0 in their first game of the campaign last Sunday
  • According to Antonio, Pep Guardiola’s style of play is ‘liquid’ and ‘can’t be contained’

West Ham striker Michail Antonio has hailed Manchester City’s style of play, claiming it was practically impossible to keep Pep Guardiola’s side from scoring.

Antonio spoke at the back of the Hammers’ 2-0 defeat to the defending champions in a game where £51million signing Erling Haaland scored twice.

The West Ham striker reflected on the game, making some interesting observations about Pep Guardiola’s side.

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Michail Antonio of West Ham United during a Pre-Season Friendly at Kenilworth Road between Luton Town and West Ham United on July 23, 2022. Photo by Justin Setterfield.
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'When I say to you, it's that they're rotating everywhere. [Joao] Cancelo's popping up in midfield, Kyle Walker playing midfield.” He said as quoted by Daily Mail.
'Then [Jack] Grealish would be out wide, then Bernardo [Silva] would be inside him, so the full-backs can't come and mark and get tight.
'It was a masterclass. It's just one of those things where you've got to put your hands up and say they were unbelievable.'
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Pep' Guardiola, issues instructions to his players during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on August 07. Photo by James Gill.
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Last season, it was Manchester City who emerged the top scorers of the campaign, scoring an impressive 99 goals in 38 games including three in their final game of the season.

Guardiola will be hoping his side replicates their frightening run to go for a third straight title in the 2022/23 season.

The Citizens however have a new look in attack, having sold Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling to Arsenal and Chelsea respectively.

Aside from Haaland, Guardiola also brought in Julian Alvarez, Kalvin Phillips and Stefan Ortega.

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