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'Two fingers on the trophy'

May 9, 2012
By ESPN staff

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says they have ''two fingers on the trophy'' but will ensure that his side focus on beating QPR to seal the title this weekend.

Roberto Mancini
GettyImagesRoberto Mancini could be celebrating the title soon

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Mancini knows that a win at the Etihad Stadium on the final day of the season will see the club lift their first title in 44 years, but is not underestimating the challenge of Mark Hughes' men who are still not safe from relegation.

"We don't have pressure. Leading up to the Newcastle game, maybe we had some. But not now," said Mancini. "We have two fingers on the trophy. But it is not enough, because we still have one more game and it is a difficult one.

"My feeling is good after the Newcastle result and so is the feeling of the players. But we need to play the QPR game in the right mood."

Complacency is the enemy for City and Mancini hopes that his players will be able to complete their task without changing their mentality of recent weeks.

"We have managed to keep the players' feet on the ground," said the City boss. "We did it before we played United. Then we did it last week before we played Newcastle. We won't change anything.

"If we don't keep our concentration and prepare well for the game, it will end up being very difficult."