By Rhonda Richards | In Micah's Say
As the end of 2011 approaches, Micah took time out to reflect on a dramatic surge in Manchester City’s fortunes over the last 12 months.
City clinched the FA Cup in May and moved into top spot in the Premier League this term, a feat that delights a player that recently made his 200th appearance for the club.
“I have been here a long time and I have been waiting and hoping for this kind of success,” Micah said.
“It has been an amazing couple of seasons with great players arriving at regular intervals and the whole club – not just the playing side – on the up. “I feel like I am playing as well as I have ever done and enjoying my football as much as I ever have. Who wouldn’t enjoy playing alongside some of the players in our dressing room?
“David Silva, Samir Nasri, Sergio Aguero, and Mario Balotelli have all come in and raised the bar again. They have such great instinct and the understanding within the squad is growing all the time. We all know each other well and I think that shows in our build up play when we are attacking
“I have always loved being part of this club but to have some success and see the joy it brings to the fans is something else.
“The FA Cup win was emotional and now we have put ourselves in a position to top that this season in the Premier League.
“But we are not getting carried away. We are not even at the half way stage yet. What we have done is signalled our intent and made the title race very interesting.
“We know we have to keep improving and keep working hard – the manager makes sure of that – and if we do that then we have every chance of staying at the top.
The right-back is also hopeful of shaking off a calf injury sustained against Stoke City to take part in the side’s remaining festive fixtures.
“My calf was sore after the Stoke game but I want to be back as soon as possible no one wants to miss a minute of this season. I’d like to wish all City fans Merry Christmas.”
City take on Sunderland on New Year’s Day before a home clash with Liverpool on the 3rd January.