He said: “It’s going to be difficult for us to win the title because at the moment we are 10 points behind.
“At the moment we are not in the best period of our performances, so we just have to try and win the next game at home.
“It will be difficult because it isn’t all in our hands, so we have to look at other games as well, but I think we have to try and start by winning on Saturday, make sure we win all our others games and then expect that all the other clubs drop points.
“We have the experience of coming back under (Roberto) Mancini almost four years ago and then Pellegrini two years ago, so I believe we can do it.
“We know it will be difficult – but we have to believe. We just have to be focused on Saturday’s game because we have no option but to win it.”