London, Apr 29: Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini and captain Vincent Kompany has backed their side to win the Premier League title with their ‘never-say-die’ attitude following their 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace.
City’s convincing win in south London means three victories in their remaining matches this season, starting at Everton on Saturday, would propel them above Liverpool in the table, barring a miraculous swing in goal difference.
According to The Guardian, Pellegrini said that Liverpool’s defeat to Chelsea earlier in the day provoked a reaction within City’s squad as it appeared to have put a second Premier League triumph in three seasons beyond reach, even though he admitted that the title race was far from over.
Stating that all big teams must be under pressure to win the title, the Chilean also said that it is important for them to have equally good results against Everton and then the last two games.
Kompany agreed with Pellegrini, saying that they are still calm despite facing many ‘swaps and changes’ over the season by simply doing their job, adding that even though it is difficult to predict the outcome of the league, they are the team in the league that cannot ever give up especially after the year they won it.
The 2012 champions remain third in the Premier League, one point behind Chelsea and three behind Liverpool, the report added. (ANI)