Nasri adds spice to title race with Liverpool comments

Samir Nasri

The Manchester City midfielder has stated that his side has the experience to win the title and written off the Reds’ chances.

Manchester City have the Premier League title to lose, with Manuel Pellegrini’s men knowing that if they win their remaining games they will English champions this season.

Samir Nasri has been speaking out about the run-in, and has stated that his side has the necessary experience to end up in top spot.

“Now we cannot hide anymore,” said Nasri, quoted by the Mirror. “We are three games away. We have to play like champions and show we deserve it.

“We have to understand that now we are in this position, it’s a miracle. We thought that Chelsea would beat Sunderland – they didn’t.

“We thought Chelsea would go to Liverpool with a second team and lose - but they won.

“Now that we are here, it doesn’t matter where we are playing, we have to get a result and win it because it’s a miracle we are still here.

“We have a league to win. We cannot fail.

“People say we are the favourites. But we have to win our games and the next one is really tough. We have our fate in our own hands and that’s most important.

“It’s hard to be the ­favourites and win it. Look at Bayern Munich in the Champions League. They were the ­favourites but got smashed at home by Real Madrid.

“When Liverpool were the favourites, they lost to Chelsea. When Chelsea were favourites, they lost to Sunderland.

“Maybe it’s better to be in behind then at the end sneak out and win it. That’s the best way.

“I think it’s crucial because we won it in the same way it’s looking this time. Three games before the end of the season, United drew 4-4 against Everton and we beat Wolves, before playing United.

“It’s the same kind of thing that’s happening.

“Liverpool just lost a game at home, we won against Crystal Palace. Now we know if we win our games we’ll be champions.

“We have this experience but Liverpool don’t – and that can be good for us. So it could be the difference.”

City have their most difficult game of the run-in today as they travel to Everton while Liverpool go to Crystal Palace on Monday night.

If both sides win their remaining games they will end up equal on points, but City have a superior goal difference currently.

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