Lescott: City criticism driving us on
City recently posted losses of £121million, which does not
include over £100million spent in the summer which took
transfer spending at the club since Sheikh Mansour’s takeover to
£326million. The Abu Dhabi money appears to finally be having
an effect with City currently second in the Premier League table
but the lavish outlay has met with consternation in some quarters.
Lescott said all that did was make the squad more determined.
“We’re all dedicated, and we’re also using as fuel the fact that
people from outside the club don’t want us to succeed – that’s
probably natural unless you’re a City fan,” he told the club’s
website. “You won’t want us to do well at the expense of your team.
“Everyone was crying out for so long for someone to break into the
top four. “We’re doing it, but somehow it’s like ‘you’re doing it
the wrong way’. “We just have to take it with a pinch of salt and
repay the people who showed faith in us.”