Last Updated: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 13:15
Kolo Toure claims the Premier League title race is currently '50-50' between his Manchester City side and rivals Manchester United.
The 29-year-old Ivory Coast international defender, who has experienced championship success during his time as an Arsenal player, is now determined to help City snatch the title from rivals United as the current campaign is edging towards its climax.
City lead United by two points ahead of Sunday's action when Roberto Mancini's men travel to Swansea, while the Red Devils play host to West Brom.
And, Toure, who missed out on helping City pick up their first piece of silverware in 35 years last season when he was serving a drug-related ban as the side won the FA Cup, is now looking to be heavily involved in a title charge in the final 11 games.
Skipper Vincent Kompany's calf injury will open the door for Toure to be a regular in the side and he is looking to make the most of it.
Toure said: "We have a big squad and every time the manager needs a player to step up and give his best, we have to do it.
"For me, I will give 100 per cent, like I usually do. I am more angry than ever after all the difficult time I had.
"I just want to play and play well for my team."
However, United have been fighting hard to stay within two points of City and everything points to a potential title decider at the Etihad Stadium on April 30.
Toure added: "We know the quality United have. To be honest it is 50-50 at the minute.
"We just need to be careful. It is going to be a great end to the season.
"If we can beat all the teams we are going to play against, then it will be like a final against United."
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