After a run of draws, we see the first rallying call from our new skipper, Kolo Toure:
"We need to impose ourselves as we have some gifted players in this dressing room," he told the club's website. "We can enjoy our football by passing it and controlling games. That's what we need to achieve now. The team needs time but as time goes by we need to improve.He is right of course. Our form at home is going to be the key driver for our ambition at a shot at the top four. Whilst 'must win' is a phrase thrown around far too easily, Saturday's game at home to Burnley is one we need to be winning on a consistent basis this season.
"City is not the team it was before, a lot of things have changed and our mentality has to change as well. We cannot be happy with a draw or drawing four games in a row. Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool would never be happy with that, which is why they have been at the top, so neither can we."
Talk is one thing of course, but the squad has an air of determination about it and I maintain we will return to winning ways this weekend.