Former Swansea striker Wilfried Bony believes his new side can still catch Premier League leaders Chelsea in the final 13 games of the season…
Wilfried Bony’s move from Swansea to Manchester City was the biggest of the January transfer window, and with the powerful striker set to make his debut this weekend, he has issued a warning to Premier League leaders Chelsea, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.
Due to his international commitments in the Africa Cup of Nations, Bony has been unable to play for his new club as of yet. He is likely to feature this weekend however, and is confident ahead of his first game for the Citizens.
The Ivorian has gone by many names during his career, and when asked if the name “Daddy Cool” would be carried over from Swansea he responded in jovial fashion.
“Maybe I am the new Beast!” he quipped, referring to the nickname given to former Manchester City man Alvaro Negredo.
“Why can’t I have the same impact? I don’t want to be someone else, I just want to improve my game and help my team – that is always in my mind.
“I want to be on the top, and that means working hard and doing my best every day.”
The prolific forward claims he has his mother to thank for his strength, and gave thanks to her following his transfer.
“My strength comes naturally from my mum. I do specific things in the gym, to improve, but it is not the gym that gave me the strength.”
He has gone from a mid-table battle with Swansea, to a title challenging side with City. Chelsea have taken a commanding lead recently, but Bony still remains confident he and his new side can overturn the deficit.
“It will be difficult for sure, seven points behind, but there are 13 games left and everything is possible. We need to concentrate on what we are doing, win games, and hope they will lose some,” he continued.