Mancini insists he will not look at the league table for a couple of months but is refusing to rule out a title tilt.
The Italian said: "Now is not the time to look at our league position. We will just play one game at a time and then we will look at the table in two months.
"Can we win the league? All is realistic. We have another 18 games to go so all is possible because we have a good team.
"If we stay concentrated always it is possible with the players we have.
"Also, if we don't play it (the ball) wrong and adopt a short passing game, I think we can arrive in the top four of the Premier League."