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Aymeric Laporte: Man City will fight until the end

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Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte urged the team to continue giving it their all as they chase an unprecedented quadruple.

City were somewhat let off the hook this week after Premier League leaders Liverpool failed to capitalise on their 2-1 defeat at Newcastle United by only drawing 1-1 with Leicester City.

It meant that Pep Guardiola’s side are still right in the title battle with five points separating them from Liverpool.

Aside from that, City still have plenty to gain at the moment with a Carabao Cup final against Chelsea awaiting them on February 24 along with the chance of claiming glory in both the FA Cup and Champions League.

“The future will show itself in time. We have to concentrate to win all the games ahead of us, all the trophies we compete in, and keep going until the end,” Laporte told CityTV.

“Our objectives as a club and as players is to win everything we can. That’s what football is about, trying to win it all and that’s what we’ll try and do.”

The French centre-back arrived at City last year from Athletic Bilbao in a club-record deal of £57m and won the Premier League and Carabao Cup in his first six months in England.

Now Laporte has his eyes set on winning the Champions League, which would be as satisfying as winning the World Cup itself.

Incidentally, the 24-year-old was omitted from the France squad that won the 2018 World Cup last summer in Russia.

“The Champions League is probably the biggest goal a footballer can have,” he added.

“Maybe apart from the World Cup, the Champions League is one of the most important trophies in the world of football.

“A Premier League is obviously important, but the Champions League is like a World Cup, beating the best teams from all the top leagues.

“So, it’s something very special, something that I would obviously like to win. This season we are still there, in the fight for it, and I believe that with the team that we have got, we can win it.”