Now, Michail Antonio has been discussing Nicolas Otamendi, who departed Manchester City in 2020.
Alongside Newcastle’s No. 9 Callum Wilson, the West Ham No. 9 brought up the Argentina international on The Players Channel podcast.
What has been stated regarding Nicolas Otamendi, then? Now let’s examine.
The remarks made by Michail Antonio regarding Nicolas Otamendi
Given that the South American used to do something that enraged the Jamaican international, it is reasonable to assume that Antonio was relieved when the player departed Manchester City for Benfica in 2020.
The 33-year-old said, “Mine was Otamendi,” when asked which players irritate him on the field. Dear God, oh dear god. The issue is that he used to make this sound (a kissing sounds), not like he had tackled me or anything.
“I remember it!” Wilson retorted.
Antonio went on, “You recall that? I see now. Oh, me. Merci. It used to pass through me. I really wanted to beat him up so he would leave the field! He kept making that sound, and that’s the only time someone has ever been close to me. He is acting in this way to obtain the ball.
These kinds of stories are always entertaining to hear.
In terms of the standard defensive skills—tackling, aerial duels, and interceptions, for example—Otamendi seemed like a competent enough defender. But, it’s noteworthy to note that he also made an effort to psychologically attack opponents in addition to physically abusing them.
How Nicolas Otamendi is faring since his departure from Manchester City
After departing the Etihad Stadium, the 35-year-old has had a successful twilight to his career.
Otamendi – of course – won the World Cup with Argentina in December 2022, while also winning the Copa América on the international scene.
The Argentine won the Primeira Liga with Benfica last season, and his strong play earned him a berth in the Primeira Liga Team of the Year. He recently upset Lionel Messi at the club level.
It appears that all parties benefited from the 2020 agreement between Otamendi and Ruben Dias.