Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi believes a win at West Ham on Saturday would be the type of victory that defines a champion.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men go into the clash at Upton Park in third place in the Premier League, a point behind Arsenal and Leicester City, and will be out for revenge against a Hammers outfit which won 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the campaign.
Otamendi believes FIFA 16 Coins against Slaven Bilic’s side, which is currently sixth and challenging for a Champions League place, would prove that City has it in it to claim the club’s third title in five seasons.
“The game against West Ham will be very important for us because we are in the title race, fighting game by game, and we need to reach a consistency with a series of wins, ” Otamendi told the club’s official website. “It’s very important for us to win at Upton Park and that’s what we will be fighting for on Saturday. We know it won’t be easy because they are a good side with some very good players, many of whom are in a good moment.
“I hope we work well as a team and get all the three points as these are the type of games that define champions. ”
Reflecting on the defeat to West Ham in September, the Argentine said: “That was very disappointing and we weren’t at our best.
“But credit to West Ham. They took FIFA Accounts to us early on and played well. We came back into it but by the time we started playing, we were already 2-0 down and we couldn’t find a way back. ”
He added: “They have played really well away from home and have got impressive results so we know they are where they are in the table on merit – but we will go there confident and aim to win. “fifiaqowe
Olivier Giroud believes Arsenal already has a strong enough squad to mount a challenge for the Premier League title.
Arsenal sits on top of the table and moved two FIFA 16 Points clear of Leicester City with a 1-0 win over Newcastle United on Saturday, but critics have suggested the squad lacks the depth required to be crowned champion for the first time since 2003-04.
Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny is close to joining Arsene Wenger’s side, but the French striker has refuted claims the Gunners also need a striker — though the coach has conceded he will be “busy” during the January transfer window.
“Tell me where [we need players]. Just tell me where! I will explain the opposite judgment, ” Giroud said. “We have very good players as well on the bench, young players waiting to come in. They are very talented. I am not worried about it. Danny Welbeck will come back in a month and a half. Theo Walcott can play up front. Joel Campbell is doing well with his national team up front. If I am less good or get injured, we still have a solution.
“To be champions in a season — and I know that because I was a champion with Montpellier [in Ligue 1 in 2011-12] — you need talent, of course, but you need a bit of luck and sometimes you cannot play a fantastic game. We have experienced players like [Mathieu] Flamini, Per [Mertesacker], Petr [Cech] and even Lolo [Laurent Koscielny]. We have a good relationship between young players and experienced players. The older players need to bring FIFA 16 Coins to the youngest and lead them.
“That is what I try to do sometimes. I always encourage them and show them, maybe, in a nice way, the best solution. All together, we are going to do it. We have a very good squad. We can play every competition and we will focus 100 percent. “fifiaqowe