PABLO ZABALETA has spoken of the hurt and anger Man City’s players feel at finishing the season empty-handed.
The champions meekly surrendered their Premier League title to Chelsea and were dumped out of the Champions League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup.
Now, all that is left to play for in the remaining three games is second spot – and bragging rights if they finish ahead of neighbours United.
But Zabaleta said: “At the beginning of the season, we were talking about trying to win trophies.
“When you look at the players we have in the squad and the ambitions of the club, they are really big.
“But at the end of the season we have no Premier League trophy. It is hard to understand and accept that because we know the players we are.”
City face QPR today on the back of a three-game winning streak and defender Zabaleta added: “To finish second in the table is very important to all of us. We want to try to finish this season as well as we can.
“We must play the game just thinking about ourselves.”