Manchester City left-back Gael Clichy believes the English champions could field two teams capable of competing in the Premier League’s top five or six.
City are off to a flyer in their title defence having won their first two games of the season – including a comprehensive 3-1 defeat of title rivals Liverpool.
Clichy, who has played 106 times for City, says the team’s confidence is sky high as a result.
“The squad is just unbelievable this year. We can really field two teams who can compete in the Premier League top five or six,” said the Frenchman.
“We will improve week after week, so we can be confident after the games against Newcastle and Liverpool.
“We know we have the quality, so if we focus and are solid as a unit, we should be ok – but we will need to focus from the first till the last minute.”
City are yet to have an entirely fit squad though Clichy says when they get some key missing personnel back then they can only improve.
“It’s a really good start to the season. We can’t get too excited about it because we are only two games in but the future looks more than bright.
“If we remain focused, we have a fair chance of doing something great this year.”
City have a tough run after the upcoming international break early next month when they come up against Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Chelsea in quick succession.
Clichy said by staying fit and healthy, his team could put some of their domestic and European rivals in the shade.
“Of course football is about a lot of qualities on the pitch, but it’s also important to be fresh.”
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