He told The Sun: "When the fixtures came out, you look at the Man City game third from the end of the season and think 'that's going to be a big game'.
"Now we're eight games from the end, it's looking like it's going to be an even bigger game.
"The lads have done fantastically well over the last couple of months. They've put together a great run of form and we're in a fantastic position. We're top of the league but it's going to be close — it's going to go down to the wire.
"They are people that have been there, seen it, done it and are guided by a man that has won more titles than most. We're in a nice position and we're looking forward to the rest of the season."