City star wary of blowing chances

Manchester City winger Adam Johnson has admitted that it would be disastrous if his side were to blow their title chances, after being top of the Premier League for the majority of this campaign.

The Etihad Stadium outfit take on fellow challengers Tottenham at home on Sunday, with cross-town rivals Manchester United lurking three points from the top.

The England winger is hopeful of success this season, but knows it will be a difficult task for Roberto Mancini’s men.

“I’d be devastated if we didn’t win it now,” he stated to Mirror Football.

“Everyone knows we deserve to be where we are and to throw it away would definitely be a disaster.

“Obviously, with the position we’ve got ourselves in now, it’s for us to give it away.

“We’re top of the league by three points and it’s up to us not to make mistakes. But none of the lads want to think about that, nor does anyone else at the club.

“Tottenham are the team who have nothing to lose and all the pressure is supposedly on us and United.

“But the pressure is on whoever is up there to sustain it. If Tottenham do that, there will be massive pressure on them. In the last four or five games, when things are still tight, that is when we can see who will hold their nerve.

“If we win the title, we will have deserved it. We have top-class players but we have to play 38 games.

“We have to try and win every one. Hopefully in May I will be saying that we did it,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight