Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has spoken to Turkish newspaper Fanatik about the Premier League title race with Liverpool.
The German midfielder has recently been in in decent form for Manchester City, and questioned his club’s approach after defeat to Tottenham in the Champions League.
In domestic competition, something Pep Guardiola’s concentration may be more on, the battle with the Reds is relentless, and Gundogan feels everything may not be swinging City’s way: “The title is in our hands at the moment. We came from seven points behind to move ahead of Liverpool.
“I think they’ve been extremely lucky in the past few months, they scored lots of late goals recently. If we win the remaining six games, we will be champions. That’s a fact.”
The Germany international was also asked about winning the Champions League and the possibility of winning every title this season: “Right now, both Manchester City and me have the same target. Of course, one day we will win the Champions League … We see this as an achievable goal.”
Manchester City have the chance to take top spot today when they face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. A victory over the Eagles would put Pep Guardiola’s one point clear of Liverpool with five games remaining.
However, Liverpool would still have chance to overtake the Premier League champions when they face Chelsea at Anfield tomorrow.
It seems the Premier League race will go to the wire and Manchester City’s clash with local rivals Manchester United later this month will be pivotal.
Guardiola’s men will go to Old Trafford with an impressive recent record but with Manchester United chasing a top four place this could be a stumbling block.
With the EFL Cup cup already in bag and last weekend booking an FA Cup final place, Manchester City have the chance to achieve a quadruple and eclipse the achievements of United in 1999.