Man City star Aymeric Laporte sends defiant message to fans with Liverpool admission

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has told supporters that the team will be fighting until the very end to win two more trophies this season. The Citizens are still in the race for the Champions League and the FA Cup this season, having already won the Carabao Cup.

But, Liverpool are currently 25 points ahead of City in the Premier League; albeit having played a game more.

Laporte admitted that it’s “impossible” for the club to win the league title for a third successive season, as Jurgen Klopp’s side have a significant advantage.

But, City will be doing everything the can to win this season’s Champions League and FA Cup, he said.

The Citizens face Real Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16 second-leg next week, while they also face Newcastle United in the FA Cup quarter-finals later this month.

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“We have to look positively,” Laporte told Sky Sports.

“If we look at the Premier League, we know it’s difficult or impossible to get it.

“But we have two other competitions to fight for, and we will fight until the end to try and win these trophies.

“You think about [Liverpool’s lead] but we have to focus on ourselves, and what we do and try to do the best we can.

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“Personally, I got injured for a long time this season which was a bad thing for me and the club as well.

“Now we have to be focused on the next steps and we will see what happens.”

City host Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday next week.

The Citizens take a 2-1 advantage back to the Etihad Stadium, as Guardiola’s side look to take a first major scalp in European competition since Paris Saint-Germain, in 2016.


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Meanwhile, City have also progressed to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the second successive season.

Guardiola heads to Newcastle for the clash, as the Citizens look to retain the competition.

The club is yet to face Premier League opposition in the FA Cup this season, however.

They’ve already beaten Port Vale, Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday in their pursuit of another trip to Wembley.


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Meanwhile, City were due to play against Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

The match was postponed over coronavirus fears, as some of the Gunners players and staff had been in contact with Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis, during their Europa League clash.

Marinakis, who is also the owner of Nottingham Forest, tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday.

It’s still unclear when City’s match against Arsenal, which had already been postponed once before our a scheduling pile-up, will be rearranged.

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