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De Jong: Quadruple still on

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Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong is still talking up winning four trophies this season despite crashing out of the Champions League in mid-week.

Napoli's victory over Villarreal meant City's win over Bayern Munich paled into insignificance as they crash out at the group stage.

But with Roberto Mancini's side now in the Europa League, De Jong is happy to talk up still wining an elusive quadruple.

"We won't be affected by this setback. Winning the league will make up for this," said the Dutchman.

"We didn't go through in the Champions League but we can't let that distract us from our main target - and that's winning the Premier League.

"We are still in with a chance of four cups. We are not despairing about the season because it's still early.

"It's the first year City were in the Champions League and expectations were high. But in the group expectations weren't so high because our main target was still the Premier League title."

City continue their quest for that four-trophy haul when they travel to a resurgent Chelsea on Monday evening, a fixture that saw The Blues comfortably cruise to a 2-0 win last season.

De Jong says the match could prove pivotal in the club's title aspirations this time around though.

"You have to beat them to become Premier League winners," De Jong added. "They are still title contenders and still up there."

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