Vladimir Weiss is hoping to help City into the Champions League...from nearly 200 miles away.
The World Cup bound youngster, who is on loan at Bolton, is keeping his fingers crossed that he starts his second full game for Wanderers against Spurs at White Hart Lane.
And he admits that he would like nothing more than to score the goal that dents Harry Redknapp’s ambitions and gives the Blues an end of season leg up.
Weiss starred in Bolton’s 2-2 home draw with Portsmouth on Saturday and with Owen Coyle’s side now safe, he’s hoping to be given the nod to give the Londoners something to think about.
“I’ll be doing everything I can if I play against Spurs to ensure Bolton win,” he said.
Stopping Spurs will help City and it would be incredible if I scored a goal that eventually helped us qualify for Champions League football next season
Weiss made 10 appearances from the bench for the Trotters before finally making his full debut against Pompey and admits he was relieved to finally make it into Coyle’s starting eleven.
“I found it a little difficult at the start and if I’m honest, I was hoping to get my first start a little sooner than last weekend because I went to Bolton believing I’d be playing regular first team football,” he went on.
“With the World Cup coming up, I need to play to be in with a chance of winning a place in the Slovakian squad for South Africa this summer, but that hasn’t really happened, though I’ve come on as a sub in most games.
“I’ve had my fitness coach over from Slovakia and I’ve been doing my best to keep sharp over the past few months so I was ready when needed.
“The Bolton manager explained that Chung-Yong Lee was doing well and that made it hard for me to get into the team, but I’ve been patient and I finally got my chance against Portsmouth.”
After creating two goals from the bench against Stoke a few weeks back, Weiss again impressed by setting up Kevin Davies’ goal last Saturday and it looks like he may be hitting peak form at just the right time.
“Yeah, I set up both against Stoke and played quite well, so I was sort of hoping to get a start against Portsmouth. I think I did OK so I’m desperate to keep my place for the match at Tottenham this weekend.
“I love City and would like to stay with the club for many years to come and next season could be very exciting for us. Obviously I would love to be part of that, so if I can help Bolton beat Spurs, I will, you can be certain of that.”