Despite going six points behind league leaders Leicester City, Bacary Sagna has insisted that Manchester City are the best team in England and title favourites this season.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men blew a huge chance to go top of the log when they fell to an embarrassing defeat at home to the Foxes but Sagna is unwavering in his belief that his side will finish the season as league winners.
“We are a top team and, to me, we are the best team in the league,” the City right-back told Sky Sports.
“Right now things haven’t gone the way we wanted them to go but that’s football, hopefully we learn.
“We will also learn from last week [the Leicester defeat]. We can start looking ahead and start looking forward to getting back to our best.
“I want to think positive though, we are still on top and, while we are six points behind Leicester, we are not far away. If we win every single game we can make it happen.
“We’ve got used to playing in big games and playing under pressure so we are ready to fight for the title.”
He continued: “It will be massive for the club and it will give us even more trust in each other.
“We know we can do it, we know we have the quality to do it. I am not worried to be honest, I know we are going to get ready and we’re going to make it happen.”
Manchester City face another massive game this weekend as they host second-placed Tottenham on Sunday.