Nasri: We’re going to win Premiership

“After Swansea we could not say anything. We had a really bad game, they played really well, and we were a little bit tired after the trip from Lisbon. But after that we recovered and we talked, and said a few things, that we came here to win titles.”

“We said that we need to be focused because the 10 games that are left are 10 Champions League finals and we want to win them. Since then we have shown great character against Sporting and now against Chelsea.”

“There will always be someone there to criticise. Not everyone can like City – there will be some who will say we were weak on Wednesday night. But inside the club we believe that we can achieve something together, and that is most important.”

“I am not nervous. I play football to play in this type of game – since I was a kid. I love football, and on Wednesday, when you see the atmosphere, the crowd, and the football both teams played – everyone wants to play in this kind of game.”

“You have to do something special in this kind of game. Sometimes a player can have pressure, and when a team is winning they try to defend. Then it needs something to open the game.”

“Carlos did it with his assist when I scored, and Sergio did it with the penalty. You need that in this type of game, otherwise you will not win it – the goals will not fall from the sky.”

Ferdinand: We’ll show who’s the boss

“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.”

 

“Who knows? We’ll have to wait and see, but in an ideal world, we’ll have it sewn up by the time we go there. I don’t expect it to be finished by the time we go their stadium. Every game is a cup final now and every result now is going to sway the title this way or that.”