English Premiership

Gundogan insists City are still in the title race

2019-10-08 08:50
Ilkay Gundogan
Ilkay Gundogan (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan regrets the Premier League champions' dropped points but remains confident they can still catch up to Liverpool.

City and Liverpool went toe-to-toe for the title last season, with Pep Guardiola's men just coming out on top as the race went to the very last day of the season.

However, Liverpool are well and truly in the box seat in this campaign after winning all eight of their matches this season, while City have lost two and drawn one.

It means Jurgen Klopp's side are eight points ahead already and City will have it all to do to catch them.

However, they can take hope from the fact that it is still very early days in the season and a lot can happen between now and the end of May.

Liverpool also squandered a similar kind of lead last season and Gundogan says City will do all they can to make up the lost ground and catch them.

"It's quite early in the season and there are still a lot of points to play for, but if we want to speak about the Premier League title, we have to hope Liverpool will drop points," he said.

"That's a fact we can't be happy with and we aren't. But there is nothing else to do but make it better in the next game, which is our target.

"We have to play better, the 11 on the pitch, and do much better than we did on Sunday."

City slipped to a shock 2-0 home defeat against Wolves on Sunday and have also lost 3-2 at Norwich added to a draw with Tottenham.

City also have to play Liverpool twice and those games are going to crucial if they are to make up the points difference and retain the Premier League title.

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