There’s nothing quite like an outlandish statement of intent from a player, even when his team have been beaten in their past two league matches. Against Wigan, they struggled to match the Latics in terms of honest endeavour, while they let a two-goal lead slip at home to Liverpool. At least this striker has the humility to therefore admit that the title might be out of reach this season!
Predictions about Manchester City are becoming a little tiring, especially when they’re made by the new owners at Eastlands, or one of their players, such as Jo. Perhaps they should just keep schtum and let their football do the talking until the good results materialise, although Sky Sports reports that the Brazilian is expecting big things from his time at the club, despite rumours that Mark Hughes is looking for someone else to bang in the goals.
“It’s an exciting time to be playing for the club – the signing of Robinho has made it clear to all of Europe this club will compete with the best,” Jo told ZOO magazine.
“Our new owners have made it obvious what they want to build here.
“We have to look at a Champions League place first and then go from there. This club will win the Premier League.
“The owners have already set that target, but I think to win it this season might be a little bit early.”
You don’t say! To win it over the next five seasons is a big old ask, especially with City still streets behind the Big Four, while it’s a bold claim to say that they’re currently the best of the rest. There seems to be few teams concerned by Manchester City’s new-found wealth, do supporters expect to find themselves in the Champions League spots at any point soon?