Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has told the club’s fans to remain calm in the lead up to their all-or-nothing clash with QPR this weekend, and not celebrate prematurely.
The Etihad Stadium outfit are on the verge of their first top-flight title since 1968, and are odds on with topbet sportsbook to beat Mark Hughes’ relegation-threatened side this Sunday and claim top spot.
Despite City being overwhelming favourites for the crown, Lescott has told the supporters to keep their feet on the ground for the time being.
“I’d say to our fans, keep a lid on it this week and let’s not get carried away,” he told The Guardian.
“If it happens on Sunday, they can celebrate then. It’s in our hands but there’s another vital game to go.
“It’s a massive game at the weekend. It’s not all over yet but, if we could close the title out, it would be unreal. You dream of these things. I never once thought: ‘Yeah, I’m bound to win the Premier League.’
“But it was always in my mind. It will be crazy days if we win it. We’ve been nervous at times this season but we deserve to be up there.
“When I first arrived here it was more hope that we could win the league rather than real belief. But we’ve developed and got more players and are all starting to really believe. It’s developed over a period of time. It’s been a growing feeling,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight