What Man City must do now to win this season’s Premier League title – Silva

Manchester City star, Bernardo Silva has revealed what Pep Guardiola’s men must do to win this season’s Premier League title ahead of Liverpool, others.

City are currently seven points behind Premier League leaders, Liverpool on the table this term.

Silva said it is mathematically possible for the Citizens to win the English topflight league title this term ahead of Liverpool but the only way they must do that is to start winning games and to be almost perfect starting from their next Premier League game.

The midfielder stated this following City’s 2-1 defeat by Leicester City on Wednesday in the Premier League encounter.

Goals from Marc Albrighton and Ricardo Pereira ensured Claude Puel’s men defeated Guardiola’s side at home.

However, a goal from Bernardo Silva was not enough to give City a point against the hosts.

Asked if this was the toughest time in City’s recent history, Silva was quoted by Telegraph UK as saying: “Yes, we cannot deny it.

“We were two points ahead of Liverpool and now we are seven behind them.

“Seven points to Liverpool is starting to be a lot. We are not playing as well as we want at this part of the season. We have to find an explanation.

“We have lost two games that we shouldn’t do if we are in a race for the title. It’s mathematically possible but we have to be almost perfect from now. It’s difficult. We have to start winning games again otherwise things will get complicated.

“It’s all about character for the players now. Since I’ve been here, this team has always reacted well to bad situations. When we lost, we would win the next game but now, to lose two games in a row, is not easy. We will come back from this. We have to show heart and improve.”

“I thought we started quite well against Leicester but when they scored the game changed,” Silva added.

“We lost a little bit of control emotionally. We have to do better because for us to lose two games in a row is not good enough and it’s not normal.

“After losing against Chelsea and Crystal Palace, the confidence levels drop a little bit. That’s normal when you are not in a good moment and you are controlling the game.

“When they scored the first goal, I sensed the lads stopped a little bit because we weren’t expecting that goal and that made the last 10 minutes of the first half not good for us.”

Manchester City will tackle Southampton in their next Premier League fixture.

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