Yaya Toure has stated he will not give up in his quest to catch Chelsea as he is still looking to win the EPL.
Manchester City beat West Ham 4-0 on Wednesday to get within 10 points of Chelsea,. The midfielder scored a second half penalty.
Pep Guardiola seems to have given up on winning the title, saying the title is Chelsea’s to lose, but Toure is not throwing in the towel just yet.
“When you look at me, I never give up,” Toure, who has returned to City’s Champions League squad on Thursday, told reporters.
“But football is not about the talk outside the pitch it is about what goes on the pitch. We have to perform.
“It is quite difficult for us. Chelsea have been playing one game a week and we are fighting in a lot of competitions so it is quite hard.
“You see the solidity of Chelsea and a win at Liverpool would have made it very difficult for us. But we are not thinking about Chelsea – we are thinking about us.
“Just get the job done, keep it going and perform like we did.”
Toure feels City have a tough task winning the title in the free-flowing style Guardiola demands.
He added: “The manager is a big winner. He not only wants to win, he wants to win in style and that is very difficult in the Premier League.
“We have to do those kind of performances. Normally we play well – but we have to win.”
Guardiola’s men are back in action at home to Swansea City on Sunday.