Pizarro targets historic title

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Manchester City's deadline day signing, David Pizarro, has set his sights on winning the Premier League title during his six-month loan spell at the Etihad Stadium.

The Chilean won the Serie ‘A’ crown under current boss Roberto Mancini six years ago while at Inter Milan, and joins a City squad low on experience when it comes to domestic success.

The 32-year-old is hoping to give the leaders a final push towards their first title for 44 years, and recognises the opportunity to make some history with the Citizens.

"I'm aware of the huge investment that has been made and that it's a long time since they won the title,” said the Roma midfielder.

"The period that Inter started winning trophies coincided with Roberto's arrival so let's hope that history repeats itself and that we start winning trophies at Manchester City.

"It's a great opportunity to come here and create history. Hopefully I can come here and help them win the title.

"I arrived with City at the top of the league, they still are and let's hope we can finish the season in that place."

Mancini's side suffered a setback in their attempts to claim the title when Darron Gibson's goal shocked the front-runners at Goodison Park on Tuesday night.

The Italian could immediately turn to Pizarro during the visit of Fulham this weekend, with fellow midfielder Yaya Toure still absent due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Pizarro confirmed that he's ready for action on arrival.

"The manager has shown great faith in bringing me here," he added. "I'm fit and ready and available for selection.

"I first learned of the move in the winter break. I hadn't been in the first team for a while and Roberto's staff were aware of this.

"I've been in Italy since the age of 19. I never thought I'd be changing countries and cultures. But for me it's a real positive and a help to my career."

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