Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero remains confident that his side can retain their Premier League crown despite trailing rivals Manchester United by five points.
City of course, overturned United's eight point lead last season with just six games left in sensational fashion, and the Argentine, returning from a hamstring problem, believes they can repeat the same feat.
Aguero told The Sun: "We won the title off them last season and now we're in the fight again.
"We can regain the leadership of the Premier League from them. City have everything to continue to grow and the best is yet to come.
"I feel the ambition of my team-mates in the dressing room, in training and in the matches. I hope that the title we won last season was just the first step."
After Manchester United dropped two points at White Hart Lane last Sunday, courtesy of a Clint Dempsey last-minute leveller, Roberto Mancini's Manchester City are right back in the mix after seemingly being written off by pundits.
Next up for the Citizens are Stoke City in the FA Cup, before finishing January off with a visit to struggling QPR in the Premier League.
It will be a tough task to retain the title, with the Etihad Stadium outfit yet to host in-form Liverpool and Rafael Benitez's Chelsea, whilst a win at Old Trafford in April could see the Barclays Premier League trophy spend another year in the blue half of Manchester.
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