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Platt: City in it to the end

David Platt insists Manchester City will not ease up in their remaining Premier League games, even if they secure second place.

Last Updated: 01/05/13 at 07:55 Post Comment

David Platt: Claims Manchester City are focused on winning their remaining Premi

David Platt: Claims Manchester City are focused on winning their remaining Premi

With a six-point advantage over third-placed Chelsea, City are on track to clinch the runners-up spot, and the assistant boss claims the former champions are focused on winning games.

"I have been saying for weeks that this football club is obligated to win football matches," he said.

"If we can secure second place within the next two or three games that won't put any kind of slant on our last two games, at Reading and at home against Norwich.

"We want to win football matches, that is what the players want to do.

"They don't like getting beaten, which they did at Tottenham last week, even though we controlled the game for large periods.

"We have no doubts. We don't need the stimulus and motivation of going for trophies to go out there and perform."

City face Wigan in the FA Cup final on May 11, with league games against Swansea and West Brom before the cup tie.

But Platt admits that thoughts will soon turn to next season.

"Maybe once we have made sure nobody can come past us we can look at some kind of strategy for next season," he added.

"Football is no different to horse racing, you want to show them a racecourse because you can stand them in good stead the following year. We will have a look at that later.

"At this moment in time our focus and intensity is to make sure we amass full points, secure second position and win an FA Cup final.

"Once we have done that we will look at other things."

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eah, that'll do nicely. Guess they're feeling pretty flush after the World Cup and see a few successful years ahead with our new manager. Get Vidal in asap now, and let's get things back on track.

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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