Last Updated: Sun, 01 Apr 2012 16:06
Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has rejected claims nerves are getting to his side at this stage of the season.
The Belgium international centre-back returned from injury to feature for the Citizens in their 3-3 draw with Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
City have now dropped four points in their last two Premier League outings and have given their rivals Manchester United the chance to go five points clear, if they can beat Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Monday.
With the Blues leading the table for much of the season, the club now find themselves playing catch-up against United, who have plenty of experience in winning titles.
Cracks have been starting to show in the ranks at the Etihad Stadium but Kompany is adamant the pressure is not getting to the squad, who can be backed using your free bet.
He told City TV: "It was not a good performance and we didn't do enough to win the game.
"It is not nerves - there is nobody in the team who has not been in this situation before in another league.
"So, it wasn't nerves, we didn't do enough."
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