Kyle Walker is refusing to concede the Premier League title until even the faintest hope is removed.
Manchester City sit a whopping 13 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool, who have two games in hand – starting with tomorrow night’s visit to Molineux to play Wolves.
He helped the Blues rack up their fourth win in five games at Sheffield United on Tuesday night, when Sergio Aguero ’s late goal proved to be the difference.
Guardiola has said that City are playing for second place and to ensure Champions League football next season, but Walker is continuing to hope against hope.
“I'm not going to say it’s over,” he said when asked about the title race. “I'm a professional, this is the job I love to do and I'll keep fighting until mathematically it's over.
“It's going to be a tough job, we know that. We are alive in all cups, so hopefully we can get some silverware at the end of the season.
“Last year, we won the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup, so hopefully this year we can retain the titles as well.”
Walker was given a warm reception by the Blades fans – he supported them as a boy, played for them twice before securing a move to Tottenham as a 19-year-old, before returning to Bramall Lane for a season on loan.
And he revealed he missed a career ambition during that season, as he wanted to help his hometown club back into the Premier League, only to finish five points off the play-off places, in eighth.
“I have played against them a few times with different clubs, but it's good to have finally met them in the Premier League,” he said. “I wanted to get to the Premier League with my home town club, but it didn't happen. I think Chris Wilder has done a fantastic job and they have been outstanding this season.”