After constantly running through ups and downs, Manchester City defender aims to win the Premier League title this season.
Manchester City defender Ruben Dias said his side does not have an option for the season 2020-21 other than winning. Pep Guardiola’s side has been lacking the level of consistency this new campaign. In addition, the Blues lacked the firepower in the final third in the absence of Sergio Aguero. This City team once used to be on the dominating end but has been dropping points in the current edition of Premier League. They lie on the eighth spot in the table, eight points behind league leaders Liverpool.
In their recent outing in the domestic league, City was held to a 1-1 draw by West Brom at Etihad Stadium. But, the Blues won away from home at Southampton and Arsenal and managed to get back on track. And centre-back Dias is hoping to see his team power through during the course of the new year. The 23-year-old made his move from Benfica earlier for a £62 million deal and wants to win major titles in his career.
Ruben told Manchester Evening News: “Obviously, in this club and where I come from, winning is the only option. We know that a point is always a point, and it’s not the worst scenario. Sometimes it happens. Along the run, it happens.
“We just want to win. And you have to have the stomach to know that when it doesn’t happen, you’ve just got to keep going. Obviously, we were so frustrated, especially after the home game [against West Brom], but it will be a decision of where we want to be at the end, and these one points at the end might be important.
“At the end of it all, we are always going for the three [points] and the ability, after a one or a zero, to go after three again and again. I think that’s the spirit that can make you a champion.”
Furthermore, Dias is completely aware of the fact that football in England is one of the toughest leagues in the world. He added: “I would consider that being the beauty of the Premier League. Because you play whoever, and they’re just going to try and win it.
“Obviously, you have different teams, different styles. But in general, every team can win a game. I think that’s the beauty of it. You’re watching a game and you might even not be watching a team from the top five, top ten. And you’re still watching a good game!
“That for me was the thing that I wanted the most; to have that feeling that I was in the right spot here. It’s pure, the purest football that might exist. I’m just really happy to be here.”