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West Ham’s Antonio insist ‘there are loads of positives’ despite 4-0 Man City loss

West Ham United suffered a heavy 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City at London Stadium on Saturday.

Speaking after the game, Michail Antonio felt that the scoreline did not fairly reflect West Ham’s performance.

“We had a few chances me and Marko, it was just one of those things it just was not our day hopefully we can pick ourselves up. It was a positive game the score doesn’t suggest how we played, they had four good opportunities and took all of them,” Antonio told Sky Sports.

“There are loads of positives and so what we have to do as a side is move on. The gaffer’s mentality is to play like you’re a big team, so we go out to win always wanting to get the three points.”

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Antonio reflected on City’s clinical finishing and how they made the Hammers pay by putting away most of their clear-cut chances.

“The tactics worked but they’re a quality team. They had four chances and scored four goals, I don’t think our goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański had to make a save, now we move on to the next game.

“It’s easy for me to say we could have done better, but I’m just going to say they’re a quality side and they took their opportunities and we didn’t take ours, it’s in the past so we move on.”

The 28-year-old midfielder was asked if he felt City were going to go on and successfully defend their Premier League title crown.

“I felt like they are, but also there’s Liverpool, Chelsea and that is why the Premier League is the best league in the world.

“Like I said, they didn’t run away with the game, they took their chances they weren’t all over us and as soon as they got the lead they just kept the ball, but the only negative is the scoreline.”

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