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Bacary Sagna talks Manchester City Champions League chances, wants West Ham to beat Manchester United

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Now that Manchester City cannot control its own destiny this season, they need help.

Bacary Sagna spoke in an interview after the 2-2 draw against Arsenal last Sunday, which did not help City's chances of qualifying to the Champions League next season. If local rivals Manchester United win their remaining two matches, they'll finish in fourth place, above City, who would play Europa League football in the upcoming campaign.

The French full-back was obviously disappointed with the result against the Gunners, and while he did criticize the team for throwing away their advantage, he remains confident the Citizens are still going to be a top-four Premier League team. For that to happen, West Ham United have to beat the Red Devils on Tuesday, and Sagna is certainly looking forward to seeing the Hammers help the Sky blues.

"It’s very disappointing, especially the way we started the season. We are to blame. We had everything in our hands to be the best and I believe if we play like we did against Arsenal we are the best team.

"We have to play like this all season. But this is the past now and we have to keep our heads up and get the three points against Swansea.

"We can still make it happen. We have to recover, work well during the week and take the three points against Swansea. Then we will see what happens with the other results.

"I am sure West Ham are going to be giving the maximum because they will want to qualify for the Europa League, too. Now it’s not in our hands any more, but we have to give everything.

"West Ham are a quality team, especially at home. They managed to beat the big teams there this season, and have done well at home so if they can win the game it will be good for us. But right after that, we have to beat Swansea.

"We wanted to win for him as well. It was his last home game and he has done a lot for the club, managed to come and give the team some trophies. We could have won three points against a good team."

Source: Manchester Evening News