He told the Daily Mail: "If you are talking about the team that looks really solid, the team that defends well but at the same time creates a lot - that is my team.
"But when I say we're not the top candidate everyone thinks, 'Here he is again, with what you like to call the mind games'. But it's just my feeling.
"The matches I have lost were matches we should have won. They were the easy ones to win. The match against Everton was so easy to win but we couldn't score a goal out of I don't know how many chances. But we conceded and we lost.
"We went to Newcastle; it was so easy to win. In the first 30 minutes we hit the post, we had chances but we lost the game. We went to Stoke; it was so easy to win. Against West Ham we had 25 shots on goal.
"We are a team that if we had that last "click", that click is to put the ball in the net, then I would say to you that we are favourites. Our team is going in a very good direction but at this moment I would not say we are favourites, but we are candidates."
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