Lescott: We haven't won a thing yet

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott sent out a stern reminder to the club supporters pointing out that the title is not a guarantee ahead of their last fixture.

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By ESPNSTAR.com staff 

It has taken the England international nearly three seasons to see his new club come close to challenging for the title. With City just a win away from their first league title in 44 years, many supporters have begun preparations for a massive celebration but the former Everton defender is keeping his feet firmly on the ground. 

Facing Mark Hughes, the man who signed him back in August 2009, Lescott knows that any slip-up against QPR on Sunday will be penalised by defending champions Manchester United.

He admitted that he is optimistic that his side will get to lift Premier League title on Sunday but he wants to ensure that no one gets carried away and decides that a win is a foregone conclusion.

"You dream of those moments, but we haven't won a thing yet and we need everyone to keep their feet on the ground," he warned in an interview with mcfc.co.uk.

"It will be incredible if we win the title but we still have one more huge game to play against QPR. If we can win that, it would be unreal.

"There's a bit of irony in that it's him we're up against. Mark Hughes was a great boss and he was very good to me.

"When I first arrived here [from Everton in 2009] it was more hope that we could win the league rather than real belief. 

"But we've developed and got more players and are all starting to really believe. It's developed over a period of time. It's been a growing feeling."

After losing to Arsenal in April, City were eight points adrift of their closest rivals at the top. Nevertheless, he always believed that City would be able to notch up six victories and he lauded the togetherness and the determination shown by the team in striving hard for this common goal. 

"It would have been crazy to have given it up after Arsenal," said Lescott. 

"That would have been silly. There was no chance of that happening. It would have been criminal. 

"I don't think there was any way that could happen here because of the attitudes of the players. At this level of our careers we are not going to just give up when we get close to something like this. 

"The lads I play with have a never-say-die attitude.

"We've been together all season and listened to everyone's opinion. We know how close we are as a unit and it has been great to be a part of that."

He believes that the squad has the maturity to handle the pressure despite the media furore over the antics of Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli. The 29-year-old also called on the fans to continue their support and have the patience to keep a lid on their celebrations till after the Sunday game. 

"It's still not over yet, though. There are the lads in our squad who have won big things and they won't get carried away.

"I'd say to the fans, keep a lid on it this week and let's not get carried away. 

"If it happens next week, they can celebrate then. 

"We all will."

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