Next Game

Olympiakos v Man City

Saturday, 02 August 2014, 20:00

Friendly Match

Yankee Stadium

Last Game

Liverpool 2 - 2 Man City

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 00:00

Friendly Match

Yaya: City can still win it

Yaya Toure has not given up hope of Manchester City retaining their Premier League title.

Last Updated: 25/02/13 at 16:11 Post Comment

Yaya Toure: Has issued a rallying cry to Manchester City

Yaya Toure: Has issued a rallying cry to Manchester City

Toure scored the opener as City claimed an impressive 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday, but the defending champions remain 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester United with 11 games remaining.

Sir Alex Ferguson's men remain hot favourites to regain the crown, but Toure still believes City can snatch it from their grasp and has urged his team-mates to end the season with a strong run.

"We are very pleased with the win because that is the most important thing for me," said the midfielder.

"We have to keep on going and try and win all our games because we know United are in the top spot.

"We needed 12 wins and we have to keep on going because we don't know the future and you can't say it is finished.

"For the football club and the fans, you can't give up now.

"We have 11 games remaining and in sport you never know what can happen in the future.

"We know we have a big calendar, more difficult than them, but we have to keep on going and try and win matches and not let any points (slip) away."

Big performance

Toure felt the result was one of the most important of City's season, even if he doubted it was their best display.

He said: "I don't think so but we needed to make a big performance because Chelsea is a big club, a big team with big players and we don't want to leave any more space (behind United).

"It is a very important result and you have to credit all the team, because they performed well.

"If you see the statistics of the game and if you see all the game, you see the defenders made a big, big game and Joe Hart makes a big, big save, and after that we have an option to win.

"I think it was the key moment of the game. If you look at the statistics, Lampard has never missed a penalty like that.

"Joe has made a fantastic save. It was a big performance from all the team and I am proud of that."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he solution is to not feel sorry for any of Jabba, Gold or Sullivan. They're all deeply unpleasant and all deserve each other. If only West Ham would sign Barton and Suarez then no one would ever need to despise any other club.

spuzzell
The Strange Idea Of Sympathy For Big Sam

A

gree with all of this, good work. Brazil has obviously mellowed you...

jeff beck
New Striker Not Liverpool's Priority...

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

Footer 365

Transfer news: Sheffield Wednesday sign Tom Lees from Leeds

Sheffield Wednesday have signed defender Tom Lees from Leeds United for an undisclosed fee.

Premier League: Former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins believes the club will cope despite the high profile departures at the club

Former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins believes his former club will cope with the transition of players and that the fans will play a key part in the clubs turnaround.

Manchester United owners warn Louis van Gaal over Champions League

Manchester United's owners have piled pressure on new boss Louis van Gaal by stressing the financial perils of failure.

Mail Box

Sterling Stuff And Other Friendly Thoughts

We have one reader reaching conclusions from last night's friendly while we have others discussing Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton. Oh and some swearing...

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property