Pep Guardiola spoke to reporters about West Ham United yesterday ahead of our trip to the Etihad to take on Manchester City on Sunday.
The Hammers have been magnificent this season and we are currently sitting only three points behind Manchester City in the Premier League table.
We all know how good Man City are though. David Moyes’s men will have to be on their very best form if we are going to take a positive result away from there Etihad.
One thing’s for sure though. The City players will not be relishing coming up against West Ham one little bit.
The Hammers proved that we are more than capable of giving City a game when we progressed through to the next round of the Carabao Cup against them at the London Stadium.
Manchester City know how good West Ham are, Guardiola says
City will be looking to jump level on points with league leaders Chelsea on Sunday.
Their football against PSG on Wednesday night was mesmerising at times. So the Hammers will have our work-cut out, we are fully aware of that.
Guardiola suggested that City are well aware of West Ham’s strengths as well though, when speaking to the Manchester Evening News:
“They did incredibly well last season. The game last season we didn’t deserve to win. We know how difficult it’ll be. We’re going to try. I had the feeling before the game, never count what we done three days ago will happen tomorrow. What I want is the team to be consistent, congratulate ourselves for the group stage and now continue our rhythm. We lost on penalties, the players know how strong they are.”
It should be a cracking game of football at the Etihad on Sunday.
If we are at our absolute best we will undoubtedly give Manchester City a proper game.
And the chance to go level on points with Pep’s side should be all the motivation that the West Ham players need.
Guardiola has proven that he and his players have the utmost respect for West Ham as a team. And that should make the Hammers fans feel very proud indeed.