With their UEFA Champions League campaign freshly ended at the hands of a sensational Barcelona performance, Manchester City must focus their every energy in chasing down Chelsea to win the Premier League title, according to Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart.
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Also out of the FA Cup, Man City’s final hope of lifting a trophy during the 2014-15 season is to close down the six-point gap (and one game in hand) between themselves and Chelsea and deliver a late-season miracle to their fans in the form of the Premier League trophy.
Hart, speaking ahead of City’s league game against West Brom, had the following to say of his side’s recent struggles and where they go from here:
“I will never give up, ever, and I could safely say that nobody in our dressing room will ever give up either. We will see where that takes us.
“West Brom is a huge game and we turn our focus to that. We have no excuse not to throw everything at the Premier League now and give our all – to the fans, the owner, to everyone. Every game is a must-win now. We have no time to lick our wounds, we have to fly into that game.”
“That’s part of being at Man City. We all get talked about. I have been the worst keeper in the world recently and Vinny (Kompany) has been the worst defender in the world.
“We have all had our moment. That’s the role of being at Man City. If we don’t win we are going to get slaughtered.”
City’s chances of catching and passing Chelsea are slim to none, but Hart is right — the amount of money spent to assemble that squad is almost disgusting. Winning the Premier League every other season is nice, but challenging for the league title every year should be the bare minimum expectation, especially given their European struggles.