The Toon can stop City's title surge.
He said: “I would suggest there is a little bit more pressure on them, being as they are away from home and going for the title.
“For us it is a home game and our levels will be very much the same as they have been all year. We realise we are playing against the potential champions so there is no fear that we will be under-motivated or not set for the game.
“For us it is a difficult position trying to stop David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez but if we do like we did at Chelsea — where we hardly gave them a clear-cut opportunity — we will have a chance. Forget about individuals, look at the two teams — our team is going to compete with them and I can’t pay greater respect to my side.”