Man City’s Joleon Lescott: Winning title would be ‘unreal’
Manchester City's Joleon Lescott admits excitement at prospect of winning the title but insists there is still work to be done
Joleon Lescott has admitted that winning the Premier League title with victory over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday would be “unreal” – but has warned his team-mates they still have work to do.
City looked down and out in the race for the title when Roberto Mancini’s men were beaten 1-0 by Arsenal at the Emirates in April – but the Citizens clawed themselves back into contention and gave themselves the upper hand with victory over rivals Manchester United last week.
However, despite City being three points away from a first top-flight title since 1968, the 29-year-old defender has reminded his team-mates that they have not won anything yet.
“You dream of those moments, but we haven’t won a thing yet and we need everyone to keep their feet on the ground,” Lescott told City’s website.
“It will be incredible if we win the title but we still have one more huge game to play against QPR. If we can win that, it would be unreal.”
He added: “It was out of our hands, but it was a case that if they slipped up we had to capitalise. It would have been crazy to have given it up after we lost at the Emirates and there was never any chance of that happening.
“At this level of our careers we are not going to just give up when we get close to something like this.
“We’ve been together all season and listened to everyone’s opinion. We know how close we are as a unit and it has been great to be a part of that.
“It’s still not over yet, though. There are the lads in our squad who have won big things and they won’t get carried away.
“I’d say to the fans, keep a lid on it this week and let’s not get carried away. If it happens next week, they can celebrate then. We all will.”