Gael Clichy: Man City must win title for the season to be success

Manchester City defender Gael Clichy believes the Citizens must win the league title for their season to be a success

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Gael Clichy joined Manchester City from Arsenal in 2011 Photo: Etihad Airways

Gael Clichy believes Manchester City won’t have enjoyed a successful season unless the Citizens add the Premier League title to their Capital One Cup.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men picked up the first silverware of the season after a 3-1 victory over Sunderland in the League Cup final at Wembley in February.

City are six points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea but crucially the Citizens have played three games less than Jose Mourinho’s side.

It’s basically if we win all the games we are going to be champions, so it’s easy to say but not easy to do but we’re going to try really hard to make this happen

Gael Clichy

“Just the Capital One Cup won’t be enough,” Clichy said.

“If you don’t have this energy and desire for winning every single game no matter who you play, then you have nothing to do in City.

“So the project is fantastic, we are lucky to be here sharing this with the team-mates but, you know, its crunch time and we have to get the points until the end of the season.”

Clichy urged City to win their remaining games in the Premier League which would be sufficient to win Pellegrini’s side the English top-flight crown.

“A title is a title, this year is not in the pocket yet but we’re going to try hard to give the fans and the kids who support City something to share at the end of the season,” Clichy added.

“We saw it two years ago, the emotion is really high and you cannot beat this. So we have a fair chance if we keep winning like we did at Hull until the end of the season.

“It’s basically if we win all the games we are going to be champions, so it’s easy to say but not easy to do but we’re going to try really hard to make this happen.”

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