Bernardo Silva says that Manchester City must be almost perfect between now and the end of the season after they lost 2-1 to Leicester City today.
City’s second defeat in a row has left them third in the Premier League, seven points behind table-toppers Liverpool.
“We started quite well but we weren’t able to play as usual and in the end, they scored an amazing goal. We are not happy but we try to overcome the situation.’’ Silva told the BBC.
“Seven points to Liverpool is starting to be a lot, we are not playing as well as we want at this part of the season. We have to find an explanation.
“We need to start winning games but we can’t rely on ourselves. Even if we beat Liverpool now it won’t be easy.
“We have lost two games that we shouldn’t do if we are in a race for the title. There are a lot of games left and it’s mathematically possible but we have to be almost perfect from now.”
City will have a chance to close the gap on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool when they play them at the Etihad Stadium next Thursday night.
First, however, they need to play Ralph Hasenhuttl’s in-form Southampton side at St Mary’s next Sunday.