Michail Antonio claims he'd score 30 goals a season for Manchester City
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West Ham United striker Michail Antonio has claimed that he would easily score 30 goals a season if he was at Manchester City.
Erling Haaland can lay claim to the single greatest debut season in Premier League history after racking up 36 goals in the league.
It might arguably be the greatest season since the league's inception in 1992 considering the amount of records that the Norwegian broke, not that Andy Cole cares about them.
After spending all year disrespecting established defenders, Haaland is unsurprisingly picking up all of the end of season awards.
However it seems that Hammers striker Antonio doesn't think that highly of the 22-year-old's achievements, claiming on the FILTHYFELLAS Podcast that he'd have scored 30 this season in the same position, as you can see in the video below.
The presenter began by explaining he said at the beginning of the season that the 33-year-old would score 30 goals in a season for Pep Guardiola's side.
He then said that 'striker's back themselves' before posing the question to Antonio about scoring that many. "100%," the former Nottingham Forest player exclaimed.
"It's facts," he added, "Think about it, I'm saying it's facts, bro!
"Think about this, think about all the chances that get created."
Another of the co-hosts then posed the question: "If Haaland cut tomorrow whoever the striker is scores 30 goals?"
"If they're a striker," reiterated the initial host.
Short of the goals he thinks he'd get in Guardiola's side, Antonio only scored five times in the league for David Moyes team throughout the campaign.
He helped the Hammers reach next week's Europa Conference League final with another five goals in Europe, though Haaland has bagged 12 in the Champions League.
Whilst Antonio clearly rates himself very highly, he was less complimentary about one of his fellow forwards at the Olympic Stadium.
He claimed that Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca was ill equipped to play Moyes' tactics, after a poor debut campaign in east London.