With a Premier League this unpredictable, Manchester City can still taste glory, says midfielder Javi Garcia

By Paddy von Behr

Manchester City’s title chances are not over according to Javi Garcia as he claims anything can happen in the Premier League.

The Spanish midfielder concedes City’s 12-point deficit to Manchester United with ten games left would mean game over in any other league.

But the nature of the Premier League – as City showed in last season’s comeback – means Garcia is refusing to give up on them retaining their crown.

“We are Manchester City, we need to fight until the final game. We will fight for this Premier League title,” he said.

“I think if it was the same situation in another league it would be impossible to make up the gap.

“But, in England, everything is possible because all the teams are stronger. United can lose a few games. It is possible.”

City lost to Southampton last month, while United suffered defeat at Norwich City earlier in the season.

Alongside the potential for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side to slip up, Garcia points to a number of crucial matches in the pipeline – none more so than April’s Manchester derby.

“We still have to go to Old Trafford and obviously a win there would cut the gap by three points,” he added.

“But firstly we have strong games to play against teams like Everton and Tottenham.

“It is important we win at United but if we don’t win, for example against Everton, maybe the gap will be too big.”

Garcia – who joined from Benfica in the summer for £16million – is remaining positive about the situation, as his manager has in recent weeks.

Roberto Mancini has refused to give up hope in the title race and, despite the task growing ever-tougher with each United win, Garcia still believes they can pull it off.

“There are still 10 games left, it is still 30 points to play for, it is still possible,” he said.

“The players remember the gap that City made up last season.”

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