Mancini confident about League standing

Date: 21st March 2012 at 3:11 pm
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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has stated that he is confident that his team will still win the Premier League title, despite dropping to second in the standings.

A 1-0 defeat against Swansea sees the Etihad Stadium outfit fall from top spot, with Manchester United opening up a four-point gap at the summit.

City can close the gap when they host Chelsea on Wednesday night, and the Italian manager is in confident mood.

“We will win the title, we will win. We will do everything to win the title. We need to think positive, always,” he stated at a press conference, reported by Sky Sports.

“Until now we have had a fantastic Premier League, we need to continue like this.

“It is better to stay on the top – always – but I said a month ago it could be that we will go into the second position. This can happen.

“We had difficult fixtures, different from United, but it has not changed. We have everything in our hands.

“There is one game difference – potentially we are one point behind.

“Maybe if we win the next two games we go two points up. We need to go our way, we can’t think about United,” he confessed.

Mancini went on to admit that Carlos Tevez may well feature, but is not yet fit enough to play a full match.

“There is a possibility,” he stated when questioned on the Argentine’s involvement.

“He is getting better but I don’t think Carlo can have more than 25-30 minutes. A player like Carlo needs to play but for 90 minutes it is impossible.

“But if he can play 30 minutes, after 45, then in three or four games he could have 90 minutes, easily.

“Tomorrow we will decide. We want to know the situation with the players,” he concluded.

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