Vincent Kompany says past results prove City react well after a defeat.
In fact, every time the Blues have been beaten this season the following game has been a victory and Kompany believes that sequence will continue against Wigan Athletic on Monday.
“Wigan seem to be safe now, but sometimes that can result in teams playing with less pressure, which we need to be aware of,” he said.
“We have to make sure our home defeat to Everton was a one-off, defend well and take our chances. If we do that, we should take all three points.
“I can’t remember us not reacting well after we’ve lost a game this season – in fact, we’ve won straight away every time so that proves that we come back determined and confident.
I have no worries about our mental strength as a team – what we have to do is make sure we don’t have to bounce back again after this!
With the finishing line now in sight, the versatile Belgian international thinks all the teams chasing fourth spot will suffer set-backs at some point in the remaining weeks.
“It would be nice to remain unbeaten until the end of the season and it’s something we’re definitely capable of doing,” he said. “The teams around us will almost certainly drop points and the key is that we win the games we are supposed to.
“I think it will be one of the most exciting ends to a Premier League season ever because it’s not just the battle for fourth that will probably go to the wire – the title race and relegation places won’t probably be decided until the last day, too.”
“The team who finishes fourth will be the team that deserves it because over the 38 games, they will be there on merit – hopefully, that will be us, but we won’t take Wigan lightly. They play good football and recently beat Liverpool so they deserve respect.”