Yaya Toure insists Manchester City are still in the hunt for the Premier League title, despite their damaging defeat at Goodison Park.
City suffered a 4-0 loss to Everton on Sunday afternoon, their fifth reverse of Pep Guardiola’s debut campaign in Manchester. This result leaves the 2014 champions 10 points behind leaders Chelsea after 21 fixtures, and it also left their Spanish coach seemingly ruling out wrestling the title from the current holders Leicester City at the end of May.
However, as the players now prepare to take on the impressive and second-placed Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, Toure has issued a rallying call to his team-mates. The Ivorian is back in favour after sitting out much of the early stages of the season, and he still believes he could end the campaign with another title to his collection.
“I think in the Premier League everything is possible,” said the 33-year-old midfielder. “In football you have to be positive. I know it is tough sometimes but you have to accept that and continue to work hard, and we will have the chance. We just have to win a couple of games and everything will come back again. The league is still long.”