You presume that most players will be strong in the modern game but it’s clear that there are some who are much stronger than others.
Michael Antonio provided the perfect example tonight against West Brom as he went into a tussle with Andreas Pereira for the ball. They both get there at the same time and Antonio has the better position to give him a little shove, but the Brazilian ends up flying through the air thanks to the strength of the West Ham man:
Michail Antonio ? Matheus Pereira
It was only going to end one way… ? pic.twitter.com/kQuwSnKaVE
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 19, 2021
It gets more impressive every time you see it, while it’s also positive to see that the ref didn’t try to bring it back for a foul either.