Silva says City can’t afford another defeat
Manchester City’s influential playmaker, David Silva, believes that one more loss for the current Premier League champions could cost them the title this season.
At the moment, City sit seven points behind Manchester United, which is a strong lead for the Red Devils, but far from an unassailable one as a couple of defeat would see the gap close. However, the way that United are playing at the moment doesn’t suggest they are going to lose many games, so that is why the Spaniard seems wary of letting any points slip.
He said: “If we lose, then suddenly the gap is 10 points and that is when it gets really difficult, but if we keep fighting, we hope that they will falter.”
Last season, Roberto Mancini’s side were eight points behind United in April following a defeat at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal. But, they managed to win their final six matches and as we know, claimed the title in the most dramatic fashion.
So although the gap between the two sides looks to be a big one at the moment, Mancini knows that his men are capable of closing it, but they have to remain within touching distance of the Red Devils until they meet at Old Trafford in April. That match could be a title decider.
When looking at the latest betting odds, you will see that City are now a 7/2 shot for the title, which might be decent value.
“All we can do, whatever the gap is, is keep going, every game, and put them under the pressure of knowing that if they lose a game or drop any points, we will get closer to them.” Silva added.
The Spainish international is vital to the way that Man City play and when he is one form, the team usually play well.
He has that ability to find a pass that no one else on the pitch can even see and can cut open a defence with something that looks to be so simple.
He is also a natural winner, which is no surprise as he is part of this golden generation for Spanish football. It is in his blood to win titles, so he will do all he can to get his hands on the famous Premier League trophy once more.