Sven Goran Eriksson insists Manchester City will continue fighting until the end of the season.
City's failure to win for three league games has seen them drop to ninth and their hopes of a European place have dwindled.
But Eriksson remains confident and is determined his team will finish on a high.
"The most important thing at the moment is we don't give up and we go on fighting for every point we can bring in," said the Swede.
"Our problem in the last few games has been the last pass and not scoring any goals. The other problem is that we have conceded four easy goals.
"It's not Manchester City if you compare how we were early in the season. If you look at the statistics for possession and crosses and shots we are more or less the same as we were at the start."
The former English boss did bemoan his lack of defensive options with Richard Dunne and Micah Richards both injured.
"We have very few options. We only have four defenders without Dunne," said Eriksson.
"But the four defenders we have are good and I hope they can cope, and I think they can."
Eriksson did reveal that Dunne, who has been out with cut to his shin, could feature against Tottenham on Sunday.
"If Richard can train [on Saturday] he might play but we are not sure about him," he said.
"He was very sore after nine stitches. He has been running a bit but we will have to wait and see and assess him."
Eriksson also revealed he was planned talks with owner Thaksin Shinawatra about his plans for next season.
"The chairman is coming on Sunday and I hope to meet him on Monday. Of course we are going to talk about this season but even more about next season," concluded the Swede.