Tony Cottee previews West Ham v Manchester City
If Hammers perform at their best, they could leave with a win
Manchester City are a top team with top players and I hope West Ham show the same application this Saturday at Upton Park as they did against United in the Carling Cup.
If the Hammers do that, then I feel it will be a close game and one where the east London side could walk away from with a positive result.
However, if we repeat Sunday’s performance against Sunderland I don’t believe we will take anything from the game.
Of course we should look to win most of our home games and because we are bottom three points are a must, but a draw will not be the end of the World.
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They are without captain and former West Ham favourite Carlos Tevez, but there is still Mario Balotelli to worry about, who is hitting a run of good goal scoring form.
I’m also a big fan of Adam Johnson and I would say he is my favourite City player. It’s great to watch a winger with pace beat men and be able to deliver quality crosses and the former Middlesborough man has it all.
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His chances have been limited by boss Roberto Mancini this season, which is a surprise.
They have a host of stars, but because they have so many it seems a combination of ego’s has led to problems.
It’s something I expected to happen because of the vast sums of money involved at the club, but I do believe they will qualify for the Champions League and from there spend even more money.
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