Gabriel Paulista believes the title is still within our grasp this season, and warns Leicester City that there could still be some surprises before the end of the campaign, as reported by Arsenal.com.
Leiccester have built up a sizeable lead ahead of us, and with their latest 1-0 win over Southampton a late title push seems incredibly unlikely. Even if we did win all of our last seven games it still seems more than likely that we’ll miss out on the title, but Gabriel knows it’s not over until it’s over.
There will be a huge amount of pressure on Leicester, unlike anything they’ve faced before. Even though they’ve been top for quite some time, nobody really expected them to win. Everyone has been waiting for them to drop off, but it’s yet to happen. That’s changed now though, and with the Foxes now real favourites to lift the title, the pressure is mounting.
Gabriel claims there could still be some surprises thrown up, and believes we’re in with a chance if Leciester slip up.
“First I hope that we’ll be able to win the seven matches we have left,” he said.
“We must focus on that and forget about the other teams and whether they’re winning or losing.
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“There are many surprises [in the Premier League]. The competition has been very difficult and is very complicated.
“The team at the top of the league have a large points difference and the big teams fluctuate a lot and they lose some games that they shouldn’t lose. It’s a very hard competition.
“There’ll [still] be surprises but I hope that the surprises will be on the other teams and that we can win all seven games to be champions.”
Leicester have some pretty tough fixtures coming up, so it seems likely they’ll drop points. They’ve been winning recent games by small margins, so even the slightest mistake could prove costly.
We’ve still got a couple of tough games against the likes of West Ham and Manchester City, but if we can take maximum point from every game then we could still be in with a chance.
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Even if there’s no chance of us lifting the trophy this season and Leicester win two or three of their next games, it’s still great that the players have a never say die attitude. That’s key if you want to win the league, and we need a little more of that throughout the campaign.