Stevan Jovetic believes scoring goals against Manchester United this weekend will be the perfect way to lift the gloom around the club.
The Barclays Premier League champions appear to have lost their sparkle in recent games, with a shock Capital One Cup defeat by Newcastle on Wednesday.
raising further questions about their durability. City manager Manuel Pellegrini fielded a strong side as he looked to maintain interest in a competition won last year, but they were outplayed by an under-strength but determined Magpies team. Goals from Rolando Aarons and Moussa Sissoko secured deserved win for Alan Pardew’s men, whose odds on victory had been 9/1.
Coming after a frustrating Champions League draw at CSKA Moscow and an unexpected Premier League loss at West Ham, the once free-scoring City are out of form as they prepare for a visit from their chief rivals on Sunday. Montenegro international Jovetic said: “We need to be more determined and we need to score goals, because we are a team that scores more goals than everybody and when we don’t score we have problems. “It happened last night. I hope the next game we will score again. “We won this cup last year and we wanted to win it again.
“Unfortunately we didn’t make it but now we must forget, recover well and think about the next game.”