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​Otamendi: City built to handle pressure of title expectations

Nicolas Otamendi believes that Manchester City's squad has enough grit and strength to deal with the expectation that comes with Premier League title favouritism.

City are currently top of the league table and have already qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

'"t's not easy to be in the position that we are in at the moment because everyone looks at you as the principle candidate for winning the title, and there is a long way to go yet," the 27-year-old told ESPN FC.

"Of course we like to be up there, but it gives us extra pressure game after game.

"Anyway, we are a strong-minded team and we know how to handle that pressure. It's better to have that feeling because we are ahead of everyone and that means that we are doing our work correctly.

"I think that we are working calmly and being patient. The championship is long and we have to go step by step."


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