Manchester City coach Brian Kidd is confident the players won't allow the season to end with a whimper.
Kidd has warned FA Cup rivals Leeds United, and Cityâ€™s 12 remaining league opponents, that he has sensed a mood of wanting to put things right among the players at Carrington this week.
â€śThere is a mood of determination,â€ť said Kidd. â€śItâ€™s a 12-point gap but we have to go to Old Trafford and thereâ€™s a chance of picking up three points there.
â€śWith 12 games to go it will be tough, we are not kidding ourselves, but there is no way we are conceding the title now.
â€śPeople seem to think we have given up and that the priority is the Cup. Far from it.
â€śWhat has happened this season hasnâ€™t surprised me, from my experience of football of winning things and losing things â€“ this season was always going to be a different challenge.
â€śBut we are the champions and itâ€™s about how we finish from now until the end of the season. We have to fight like hell and work like hell for the last 12 games. Great champions donâ€™t lose their titles sitting on a stool.â€ť