Last Updated: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:21
Aleksandar Kolarov feels "everybody wants to beat" Manchester City this season but is confident they can retain the title.
The Serbian full-back believes City's title success in the last campaign has made them a bigger scalp for their Premier League rivals this season.
Kolarov, however, believes his side have coped with the additional pressure as they remain unbeaten in the league and he is confident City can capture a second successive title.
The Etihad Stadium outfit have struggled in Europe, with just two points to show from four games to date, but demonstrated their resolve to retain the Premier League crown on Sunday as they came from behind to beat Spurs, and Kolarov has his sights set on the top domestic prize.
"I understand why we get so much criticism. Everybody wants to beat us, because we are the champions and haven't lost any games this season," he told Sky Sports News.
"The smallest teams, and the biggest ones, all want to beat us and give 200 per cent to do that.
"We have lost games in the Champions League but I think we are still the best team in the Premier League and if we play the way we know how, we will be the champions.
"If we carry on playing with the same spirit we showed against Spurs, nobody can beat us."
City, who host Aston Villa on Saturday, remain the only unbeaten side in the top flight and are currently two points adrift of league leaders Manchester United.
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