Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero admits that he is under pressure to continue the season on top form.
The Argentina international has netted eight goals so far in the Premier League this season; although they sit eighth in the table and six points behind leaders Arsenal.
And needing to close the gap on the top four places while winning the title, Aguero believes any drop in his own form would prompt "problems" for the Manchester club.
"I'm playing well," he told reporters. "I've had a good start to the season.
"Now I have to keep it up and play all the matches like that, so that people keep saying good things - otherwise we've got problems.
"I think the majority of my goals have helped the team get three points and that's very important."
City's early-season form has been tarnished by four away defeats - and Aguero is well aware that Manuel Pellegrini's expensively assembled team must shape up if they are to reach and overtake their rivals.
"We have the squad to win the league and we need to be consistent," the forward added. "We must try to stop making mistakes away from home because, at the end of the season, it could make all the difference."
The Barclays Premier League resumes this weekend after observing a short international break for the 2014 World Cup qualifying play-offs.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.