Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zaba: We Are All Hurting

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zaba: We Are All Hurting

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DEJECtED Pablo Zabaleta had a stern message for his team-mates: 'It's about time we were honest with ourselves'.

the Blues. defender offered no excuses, and expected no sympathy after City slumped to a fourth successive away defeat for the first time in nine years.

and he made it plain the Blues are now in a scrap to secure a topfour finish - although he said they are still aiming to land in the top three and so avoid a tricky Champions League play-off in august.

"We must be honest with ourselves and start to push hard, play better and win games, so we can get in the top four," said Zabaleta.

"We want to secure a Champions League spot and avoid fourth place. But United and arsenal have been winning games, and are in a great moment - and we have not been playing well.

"We haven't even been winning games we probably should have won, and that's why it is hard. …

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