Nigel de Jong hails joyful sight of Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez combining for Manchester City
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Manchester City's Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong believes there are few better sights than Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez combining with the style they did at Carrow Road.
So much so, Manchester City fans will no doubt wish they had seen more of it during what has been a tumultuous campaign for Tevez.
“It is just a joy to watch them,” said De Jong. “I mean, if you play behind them and see how they play together, how they move together and play with each other, and it’s not just the two of them – there are other guys in the team as well – it’s a joy to watch I think for every football player.
“Today it was Carlos and Sergio but it could be Eddie (Dzeko) or someone else next week. That keeps everyone in their toes. That’s why everyone is performing at their best.”
Title-hopefuls City also beat West Brom 4-0 in midweek before Saturday’s 6-1 mauling of Norwich, and De Jong added: “It was quite a convincing win. If you win 6-1 it is quite convincing, credit to the whole squad. We have had two great games on the bounce now and we have to keep that going until the end of the season.
“I think the confidence is very high after two games when you score 10 goals and concede two. Confidence is high due to the fact that the pressure is a little bit off for the title race but nothing is over yet. We will keep fighting until the end.”
So how are Roberto Mancini’s side not clear at the Premier League summit, given the evidence Norwich have witnessed from City home and away this season? Manchester City beat the Canaries 5-1 at the Etihad earlier in the campaign.
“Because we had a blip in the last month – that is the only reason,” said De Jong. “We have the players in the squad to be title contenders and we still are so we just have to keep fighting and see where we end the season.
“Everyone knows that it will be hard. You have to be a realist as well, but on the other hand nothing is impossible but whatever he (Mancini) said the players and the staff will keep fighting until the end, until the last game of the season, and then you will see where we stand, with the title or not.
“It’s not in our own hands anymore. We have a game against them at home so we can make the gap smaller. We will see.”