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1 Manchester City West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate has warned his team-mates they must be prepared to face a ‘wounded animal’ when they play a disheartened Manchester City side on Sunday.The Premier League champions have seen any dreams of a title defence shattered in recent weeks and may have to turn their attentions instead to fending off Liverpool’s attempts to usurp them in the race for Champions League qualification.Manuel Pellegrini’s side have four defeats in their last six games, including a crushing 4-2 defeat in the Manchester derby on Sunday, but Kouyate issued a reminder of who the Hammers’ opposition is in Sunday’s encounter.“Anything is possible in football, but we mustn’t forget who we are up against. They are a wounded animal because they need points so they have to wake themselves up to win,” the Senegalese international told www.whufc.com.“A team like Manchester City can’t afford to make mistakes, so for us it’s a good time to face them, but we mustn’t underestimate them, there’s life in them yet.”West Ham have experienced their own malaise in recent months with just one win in all competitions since January, but Kouyate insists the incentive is just as strong for the Hammers to cement their position in the Premier League’s top half.He added: “We need the points as well, because we want to remain in the top 10. It is not going to be easy because we will be up against one of the best teams in the country and last year’s champions of England.“If we are going to get anything there, we have to enjoy it and really play as a team and work as a team.”talkSPORT will bring you live and exclusive coverage of Manchester City against West Ham this Sunday from 1.30pm.