Tevez: I want to stay and win title

Aidan Fitzmaurice

CARLOS TEVEZ has called on his Manchester City team-mates to write themselves into the history books by beating Manchester United tonight and going on to land the Premier League title.

Eastlands will hold the attention of world football as City and United square up in a tie that is likely to decide the 2011/12 league title, with City aware that they'll go above United in the league table if they can manage a win.

"Both teams will come out and attack and look to be at the top of their game. City have all the work to do still, the pressure is on us to win.

"And there is other pressure too, we are playing at home and if we win, we will have a great chance of winning the league. So we are in a chance and we have to make sure we don't throw it away," Tevez said today as he prepared to face his former club.

"If we win the title we would go down in history, I think that's the most important thing. It's such a long time since the club won the league and we should be aware of that.

"I think that we are a lot stronger at home and I think we have a real chance to be able to win but we have to be on our guard because we're up against a tough opponent both teams have the league title at stake," he added.

Tevez also insiststhat he wants to stay at the club. "I'm an ambitious person, I want to work hard and win things with City. That's all that matters to me as a player and a person.

"This club has been building something special for the past few years. It was the project and the dream that made me come to City in the first place.

"I've been here since the start of that and I share the same vision as Sheikh Mansour.

"He has always been brilliant with me and I want to repay his faith and stay here as long as it takes to make the project a success," added the Argentina star.