Kevin De Bruyne insists Manchester City can still catch Premier League leaders Chelsea, insisting the "crazy" nature of football means they should never lose hope.
Patchy form had seen Pep Guardiola's side fall off the title pace in December and January, though Wednesday's 4-0 rout of West Ham ensured they maintained a 10-point gap with Chelsea.
And De Bruyne believes City cannot be written off as title contenders yet, hoping that the returns of Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph give them the impetus they need in the run-in.
"Football can go a little crazy sometimes," De Bruyne told reporters. "They [Chelsea] are far ahead but even if you lose three games and [we] win three games you are there. Three games is nothing.
"We just have to do our thing and not look at what Chelsea and the others are doing. If we win our games we will have a good place and, hopefully, the best possible.