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Kidd still believes in City title hopes

Created on 19 Apr., 2013 4:23 PM GMT

Manchester City assistant manager Brian Kidd has refused to concede defeat in the battle for the English Premier League title.

City are 13 points behind runaway leaders Manchester United, who need just six points from their last five games to secure the crown.

City clinched the title on a dramatic final day last season, having clawed back eight points over six matches, but need a turnaround of even greater proportions this time around.

"Listen, we're champions. We're champions. We want to fight until the end," Kidd said.

"To drop eight points in six games, nobody thought that could have happened this time last year, but it did. There are stranger things in football.

"I think it would be poor if we thought it was all over. It's possible we can win the league.

"It could turn out a great season for Manchester City. We could win the league and we could win the (FA) Cup. What a great season."

City travel to Tottenham on Sunday knowing that, should they lose, United can wrap up the title with victory the following day at home to Aston Villa.

At White Hart Lane, City will come up against striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who has publicly questioned his former side's togetherness.

"Well I think you've only got to look at the manager and the squad of players we've got, I don't think they like losing," Kidd said.

"And also, with respect to Ade, Ade's not been around for the last couple of years, has he? And the boss (Roberto Mancini) has put silverware on the board in that time."

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