London: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has warned his players against any kind of complacency, reminding them that they only have two fingers on the Premier League trophy.
City are on the verge of winning the Premier League title for the first time in 44 years, following wins over Manchester United and Newcastle United.
The Etihad club now has to beat relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers at their home ground on Sunday to be sure of stealing the crown off local rivals United.
But Mancini has told his delighted players and staff they should not start dreaming of glory just yet.
“We have two fingers on the trophy. But it is not enough, because we still have one more game and it is a difficult one,” a daily quoted Mancini, as saying.
“My feeling is good after the Newcastle result and so is the feeling of the players. But we need to play the QPR game in the right mood,” he added.
The Italian fears if his players lose their focus over the week then the clash with the struggling QPR will become much tougher.
“We have managed to keep the players’ feet on the ground. We did it before we played United. Then we did it last week before we played Newcastle. We won’t change anything,” Mancini said.
“If we don’t keep our concentration and prepare well for the game it will end up being very difficult,” he added.