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Title chase inspires Nasri

  • 23 March 2012 09:02
  • Posted by Tim Oscroft

Wednesday goal hero Samir Nasri is relishing a mouth-watering end to the season all over today's City media coverage.

Plenty of people seem to question whether City have the stomach for the fight, but from what Samir had to say in the wake of his superb winning goal against Chelsea that simply won't be an issue.

Skysports.com's Graeme Bailey writes, "Samir Nasri hopes that the Manchester derby next month will turn out to be the Premier League title decider.

"The two Manchester giants clash at the end of April, a game you can see live on Sky Sports, and it is already anticipated that the clash at the Etihad Stadium will decide the 2012 champions.

"'...You know what, I hope they win all their games and that we win all of ours, so we can play a 'final' here," said Nasri.

"'It would be fantastic for the fans, and for us as well.

"'United will be there until the end - they have the experience, they have a manager who has won everything for 25 years. Even if I said I hope they will lose, sometimes you have to be realistic.'" Yes, I suppose so Samir, but it would be nice...

Rio Ferdinand has had a bit to say on the title run-in too, as the Mail reports: "Rio Ferdinand has ramped up the rivalry in Manchester by claiming City fans have 'come out of the woodwork'.

"Roberto Mancini's side moved a point behind Barclays Premier League title rivals Manchester United with a 2-1 win over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, and provoked a barb from the United defender.

"Ferdinand told BBC Sport: 'Walking around in town, you see more and more blue shirts than you probably ever would have seen over the last 10 years.

"'But success sometimes brings people out of the woodwork. So fingers crossed we can delay that and make sure that we get this title sewn up this season.'"

The Mail is also worth checking out for an exclusive chat with John Guidetti, having a superb season with Feyenoord in the Netherlands. The Swedish striker is loving his stint over the North Sea, but he is adamant he wants to come back here and show City fans what he can do.

"'I don't care about the money but in football it shows where you are. It says, "This is how much we believe in giving you this chance". And I want the chance. I don't want to be a reserve at City, I can't be. I have to be honest with people, I'm not going to lie.'"

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