Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair thinks there will be a reversal of fortunes when he returns to the club this season.
Sinclair, who joined City in 2012, spent the last Premier League campaign on loan at West Bromwich Albion. However, the 25-year-old is confident he will feature prominently in manager Manuel Pellegrini’s plans ahead of the team’s title defence and wants to live up to the initial expectations that the City faithful had of him.
“This is probably one of the best pre-season’s I’ve had. The minutes I’m getting now, I haven’t had that,” Sinclair told the Manchester Evening News on Tuesday.
“I feel great, you can see it in the performances. I’m scoring goals, I’m getting back to my normal self, how I was at Swansea,” added the City winger.
“Pre-season is probably the most important time for any footballer, to get those games, and I feel great and hopefully now I can get more minutes and be ready for the season.”
Sinclair is adamant that the adversity he has been forced to deal with during his time at City will actually help him during what is expected to be another gruelling English Premier League campaign.
“As a player you’ve got to go through the tough times, and the last 18 months have been a very, very tough time for me – going on loan and getting injured and also having my blood clot the previous year,” he added.
“Like I say, all I can do is look forward, play what’s in front of me, and whenever I get the opportunity I’ve got to produce and get the goals whenever I can and just keep playing well.”
post by Funsho Fagbure