Friday, April 20, 2012

Milner sees City strength

Manchester City are desperate to close down the gap on arch rivals Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table and Blues midfielder James Milner believes the squad at the Etihad Stadium have the strength to push them all the way.
A lot has been said about how united City are this season, with training ground and on-field spats highlighting potential unrest in the camp.
This is a high pressure stage of the season and the Citizens have already found, to their detriment in recent weeks, that any mistake or sign of weakness will be leapt upon by their rivals.
With the likes of Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez, whose antics this season have been well documented, there has been a spotlight on the spirit in the City camp, as they hope to close down the five point gap on the Red Devils.
The clock is counting down till the two Manchester giants meet at the Etihad Stadium on April 30 in what is being touted as the biggest game of the campaign so far, I would bet on the Premier League title race going right down to the wire.
Mind games between managers Roberto Mancini and Sir Alex Ferguson have been going on for weeks and any weakness will be ruthlessly scrutinised by the other, with United currently holding the edge in the Premier League betting .
However Milner believes there can be no question of the temperament in the City camp at this business end of the season.
The England international said: You need that spirit, determination and togetherness to get through the low points of the season and we have done that.
"We are playing good football, had a great performance at the weekend (6-1 win over Norwich City) and all season we have fought in all competitions and will do that until the end."

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