North-west outfit travel to Goodison Park this weekend.
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri says that the Blues “cannot fail” to win the league now following rivals Liverpool’s slip-up last weekend, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
Manuel Pellegrini’s expensively-assembled outfit take on fifth-placed Everton in the late Premier League kick-off at Goodison Park in front of the live Sky cameras on Saturday knowing that a win will move them back to the top of the table on goal difference from the current leaders Liverpool with just two more matches left to play this season.
And the France international says that City must grab the lifeline they have been handed by both their two rivals’ recent defeats to go on and claim the title by winning their three remaining fixtures.
“Now we cannot hide anymore,” said Nasri. “We are three games away. We have to play like champions and show we deserve it.
“We have to understand that now we are in this position, it’s a miracle. We thought that Chelsea would beat Sunderland – they didn’t.
“We thought Chelsea would go to Liverpool with a second team and lose – but they won.
“Now that we are here, it doesn’t matter where we are playing, we have to get a result and win it because it’s a miracle we are still here.
“We have a league to win. We cannot fail.
“People say we are the favourites. But we have to win our games and the next one is really tough. We have our fate in our own hands and that’s most important.
“It’s hard to be the favourites and win it. Look at Bayern Munich in the Champions League. They were the favourites but got smashed at home by Real Madrid.
“When Liverpool were the favourites, they lost to Chelsea. When Chelsea were favourites, they lost to Sunderland.
“Maybe it’s better to be in behind then at the end sneak out and win it. That’s the best way.”
City face home league games against struggling Aston Villa and West Ham United at Eastlands after their tough-looking trip to Merseyside.
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