EPL title is difficult but possible, says Manchester City's Yaya Toure
Manchester City's star striker Yaya Toure believes the defending champions can win all of their remaining Premier League fixtures and successfully retain their title
Manchester: Yaya Toure believes Manchester City can win all of their remaining Premier League fixtures and successfully defend their title.
Manuel Pellegrini's team have slipped to seven points behind leaders Chelsea with 14 matches left to play, the first of which is against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium today.
"With my confidence I know football is not about one game or two games, especially in the Premier League," he said.
"We have 38 games and if we want to achieve it (winning the title) we have to win all the games. I know it is difficult but now I have to go back and do my duty again."
After being held by Hull, Manchester City are unlikely to take the prospect of facing Stoke lightly, especially after Mark Hughes' team enjoyed a surprising 1-0 victory when the teams met at the Etihad Stadium in August.
Jesus Navas says Pellegrini's team can ill afford any similar slips. "Stoke are a team who are very well organised and very disciplined," said Navas.
"As we saw in the first game, if you are not focused and even momentarily lose concentration, they can hurt you — just as they did at the Etihad."
The Potters have lost just one of their last nine games in all competitions.