Manchester: Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has no doubts his side have the composure to capture a second Premier League title in three years when they host West Ham United today.
Four straight wins, including Wednesday’s 4-0 victory over Aston Villa, mean that City effectively need only a draw against Sam Allardyce’s team on the season’s final day to secure the championship.
While City are two points clear of Liverpool, who host Newcastle United, their goal difference is superior by 13 goals.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have recovered well after their title hopes were hit by a 3-2 defeat at Liverpool and a 2-2 draw at home to then-bottom club Sunderland. Their recent run has put them in control of their own fate and Fernandinho has no worries about the team’s attitude going into the West Ham match.
“A lot has been changing at the top of the table over the last few weeks,” said the Brazil midfielder, who has been named in his country’s World Cup squad.
“A lot of results have been good for us, but bad for the other two. This was our first chance to go to the top of the table. The whole squad is calm. Every training session is about doing what we do and keeping calm. “Maybe there was a few nerves in the first half against Aston Villa, but in the second half we changed slightly the way we play, and scored four goals. “That’s great for us. In the next couple of days we’ll be just the same: we’ll keep calm and hope that we play a very good game on Sunday.”