Edin Dzeko believes there are enough games left for City to catch Chelsea and reclaim the Premier League title.
The Bosnia international accepts the team's form of late hasn’t been consistent enough and that there is a lot of hard work to do to change the current situation, but insists things can change.
“I think it could be better for sure because we are five points behind Chelsea who have one game in hand but we have 11 games to play so we have time to put things right in the next few months,” said Dzeko.
Chelsea have the advantage at the moment but the fact is we were in a worse position three years ago when we trailed United by eight points with six games to go and nobody expected us to turn that around, but we did, so why can’t it happen again?
With back-to-back blows in the Champions League and against Liverpool in the past week, City will have to have a near-faultless finish to the season if they are to win silverware.
Dzeko says improvement is needed, but while there are still so many games remaining, there is no chance the champions will throw in the towel.
“We lost against Barca and Liverpool and I don’t think many people expected us to lose at Anfield, but they are fighting for a Champions League spot so we knew it was going to be a difficult game.
“We didn’t play to our normal level - particularly in the second half where we faded badly - so it was disappointing, but there are 33 points still to play for and we definitely won’t give up.
“This is a huge game for us. I’ve seen Leicester a few times this season and even though they are bottom of the table, they try to play football instead of putting ten men behind the ball which is something I like so for that reason, I hope they stay up.
“They have quality and I hope they come here with the target of getting some points and to play good football because it makes for a better game. They need results to make sure they stay up and we need three points for our own reasons so it should be a good match.
“Of course, we need to win because I don’t think we can afford to drop too many more points – if any – in the games that remain. The bottom line is we need to play better and win games and we aim to start against Leicester this evening.”
Book now for City v Leicester
Midweek football is back at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday as City face Leicester in the Barclays Premier League.
With City aiming for a third Premier League title in four years and Leicester looking to climb off the bottom of the table, this is sure to be an unmissable clash.
There's also a chance you'll see our new signing Wilfried Bony in action - will this be the night he scores his first City goal? The game isn't being televised in the UK, so there's only one way to find out!
There are only six home Premier League games to go and we need your support every step of the way... see you at the match!