Manchester City’s winger, Samir Nasri described Chelsea as “not special at all” and believes a slip-up will occur during the course of the season which increases City’s chances to retaining the premier league title. Manchester City, currently 7 points behind the league leaders Chelsea, registered their first win in 2015 against Stoke City.
Nasri expressed his hope by remembering their triumphs in 2012 and 2014 where they eventually won the league title coming from behind and hopes the same will happen this season. To add to their mood, recent signing Wilfred Bony and Yaya Toure will join the squad soon as the African Cup of Nations came to an end.
Nasri expressed his desire to win the maximum points from a possible 39 points from the 13 games left towards the end of the season.
He said, “I’m a big fan of Mourinho but I am not impressed with his team, not at all. We have played them twice, one time with 10 men, and we were better than them. Then we played them at the Bridge, and we were better than them.”
He described Chelsea as a strong physical team with a good striker in the form of Diego Costa up front. “When I have seen some of their games, I don’t think they are that fantastic – they are just strong and have a good striker up front.”
“For me they are not special at all, and I think they are going to make some mistakes. We just have to perform, to win our games, and see what’s going to happen. This title will be like this until the end of the season. No one will win the league 10 games before the end of the season.”
The Frenchman also remained optimistic by saying – “Two months ago we were eight points behind Chelsea and came back and went level with them. Now we are seven points behind but are not going to make big talk about it. We will just try to get as many points as possible and wait for the mistake.”
He also described Chelsea’s tough matches in recent times by saying, “They won in the last minute against Everton, so maybe next time they will draw. We just have to win our games and see what will happen. The season is still long, they have the Champions League and the final of the Capital One Cup as well, so have a lot of games to play.”
“If we reach 90 points [currently 52 points and has a maximum possibility of 91] we will be champions of England. If we win all of our games, it will put pressure on Chelsea. Sometimes we lack consistency but we are improving and next week we will have Yaya [Touré] and [Wilfried] Bony back and are really confident about the future.”
Pablo Zabaleta also echoed similar words by saying, “We have 13 games to go to the end. We have belief in the team and if we play like we did at Stoke, we will have a great chance to catch them. We cannot afford to drop points though.”