Manchester City winger Adam Johnson has admitted his disappointed regarding the Eastlands side not being able to maintain a title challenge.
City remain 11 points off current leaders and local rivals Manchester United but have however managed to mount a serious campaign for the top four and a place in the FA Cup final against Stoke City.
The City winger said.
“I think we are good enough to have challenged for the title, and personally, I think we should be up there now with the squad we have, I’m disappointed we’re not, I think we always had that belief. A lot is made about us not being a close group and all this sort of stuff, but I’ve not been in a better dressing room for banter and the lads knitting as one.”
The 23 year old added.
“I think a lot of people think maybe we ought to have been challenging, but there was a couple of iffy results which we should have won. Things could have been different but it’s been a learning process for us.”
“Hopefully it will be different next season and we will know what it is about. I am disappointed, but it wasn’t to be and I think we will learn from that, push on next season and be right in the mix.”
Whilst the title is mathematically still possible for the Eastlands side it is unlikely that all of those above them will drop 9 points in their remaining games.