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"He's Like A Virus" - Kenny Cunningham Rips Into Nicolas Otamendi

"He's Like A Virus" - Kenny Cunningham Rips Into Nicolas Otamendi
By Mikey Traynor
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After Jamie Carragher's outstanding analysis on how bad Lamine Kone has been for Sunderland on Monday night, it seems that former defenders calling out current defenders for being crap is all the rage right now.

Kenny Cunningham is the latest footballer-turned-pundit to have a pop at a current Premier League man in Man City's Nicolas Otamendi, as he let rip on the Argentina international on 'Off The Ball' on Newstalk before the Champions League action on Wednesday night.


Cunningham was seriously unimpressed with the performance he saw against Barca despite the good result for the English club, and make it perfectly clear how little he thought of Otamendi as a defender.

Otamendi was the one just, there was a lot of positives about Man City's performance [against Barca] last night but the one big downer for me was the performance of Otamendi, how ragged he was, how loose he was with his defending.

He reminded me of a wound-up toy, he was just let loose on the pitch. He strikes me, actually, as somebody that needs to have a look at himself in the mirror because he walks around the pitching thinking his about six foot four and built like a cruiserweight, like he can actually go and intimidate people and basically bully people, and he can't because he spends most of his time getting bounced off by opposition centre forwards.

Suarez did it to him a couple of times last night, he thinks he can win everything in front of the forwards, his decision making is poor, and some of his defending looks absolutely desperate at times.

He's like a virus at times in the back four, he's someone you don't want to see there especially with the inexperience of John Stones beside him, throwing himself into tackles, ending up on his backside time and time again.

Tell us how you really feel, Kenny.

You could hear Kilbane and Ger Gilroy holding back laughter while he was going off, a beautiful rant from the former Wimbledon and Birmingham man.

That has to go up there with Paul Merson's rant about John Stones, now Otamendi's partner in crime at City, last season, which you can remind yourself of below.


SEE ALSO: Watch: Paul Merson Goes On Beautifully Entertaining Rant About John Stones And Roberto Martinez

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