Manchester City keeper Joe Hart has fired a warning to Chelsea stating that Manchester City will not give up their title defence easily, according to Sky
Following City’s loss to Arsenal at the weekend the champions now sit five points off the Blues having closed the gap to just alphabetical order only two weeks ago.
City face their title rivals on the 31 of January is what is being billed as a title decider as a loss at Stamford Bridge would cast the Manchester giants eight points adrift of first place.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men do have a returning Sergio Aguero and new signing Wilfried Bony to integrate into their ranks and this can only help them in their bid to overturn yet another gap to Chelsea.
And keeper Joe Hart, currently in Abu Dhabi with his side as they make a mid-season trip to face Hamburg in a friendly, was adamant that City would fight until the end to secure the trophy for the third time in four seasons despite their Arsenal loss.
He said: “We are confident, sometimes stuff happens and you lose games. It wasn’t down to a lack of effort or lack of ability – a penalty and a set-piece has cost us.
“We have performed well for the majority of the season, but sometimes it happens and we will bounce back.
“We go to Chelsea to put right what happened on Sunday, we are together, we are a great group and we enjoy each other’s company – it helps that there is a lot of quality in the dressing room.
“It’s the Premier League, it’s happened to us many times when we have won it, but it’s happened one too many times this season but it’s not lost.”
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