London: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said the Premier League title race can be over this weekend if rivals Manchester United beat Queens Park Rangers at home, and his team loses to Arsenal at Emirates.
However, Mancini insisted that he would still be proud of his players, even if they don’t win the Premier League this season, as he believes his boys have improved this season.
“I can say that I am proud of what the players have done in this championship. We were on the top for a long time, we have fought with Manchester United until now and I think we have improved as a team in the Premier League,” The Sun quoted Mancini, as saying.
“We also got 10 points in the Champions League which is normally enough to qualify. Maybe we made some mistakes in the Europa League, but I think we have improved a lot as a team,” he added.
Mancini believes this weekend is very crucial for deciding the outcome of the title race, but claimed that even if the results don’t go in their favor even then there would be some glimmer of hope.
“If we lose at Arsenal and United beat QPR, then yes, it is over. But I believe this championship is not finished yet. It is possible United can drop points. If they win all their games, then congratulations because they deserve to win the title. But seven games from the end, anything can happen,” Mancini said.
“We have lost four points in two games. It is possible that can happen to them, too. We have the derby to play which we can get three points from,” he added.