Richards: New winning mentality at Man City
"The mentality is different from last season," said defender Richards. "Now it's win, win, win.
"We go into a game thinking it's a must-win if we want to get where we want to be. We have players like Tevez, Robinho, Petrov, Ireland, Adebayor - one of the best attacks in the league -and we must deliver.
"Last season we were good going forward but didn't have the base at the back. Now, with the likes of Barry and Nigel de Jong we have a bit of steel and, mentally, Toure being here has changed things.
"But it's a bonus to have a player like Lescott coming in."