Roberto Mancini has reiterated his belief that his Manchester City side cannot win the Premier League title this season.
City are five points behind defending champions Manchester City with just four games of the campaign remaining.
The City boss has been adamant for several weeks that the club's opportunity has passed and the trophy will be heading to their neighbours once again.
And the Italian is sticking to his guns.
"We should go our way, only this," said Mancini.
"I stay with my opinion for the next four weeks - I don't change. The title is gone."
Mancini also refused to be drawn on the future of his compatriot, controversial City striker Mario Balotelli.
The 21-year-old is currently suspended following his red card at Arsenal earlier this month, after which Mancini claimed he would "probably" try to sell the player in the summer.
The 47-year-old has since backtracked somewhat by suggesting that there could still be a future for Balotelli - if he changes his ways.
But Mancini will not be addressing this issue just yet.
He added: "Mario is a City player, 100%. Mario is a top player. At the end of the season we will see what happens."