Bridge aiming to improve
Wayne Bridge is determined to show Man City's fans what he can do before the end of the season.
Last Updated: 21/04/09 4:38pm
Wayne Bridge is determined to show Manchester City's supporters what he can do before the end of the season.
The defender, who joined the club from Chelsea in January, has struggled with a hamstring injury over the last couple of months.
He accepts that even when he has been fit to start he has rarely played to his full potential, but with the problem now behind him he is confident his performances will improve.
"I know that I can do better and I mean to make sure that I do," Bridge, who completed 90 minutes against West Brom on Sunday, told the club's official website.
"That's something I will be working on. The hamstring is fine now, but I need to get in some more training games.
"The lads here have made sure I settled in quite quickly, but I've not played as much as I would have liked. Injury has held me back a bit, and now I just hope I can play in all the games the rest of the season."
Manchester City have been excellent at home all season but Bridge realises results must improve on the road if they are to clinch seventh spot and Europa League qualification.
He explained: "Europe is still within our grasp, but we've got to go into every game as we did against Hamburg, week in week out. We showed that night we're definitely capable, and we'll have more rest time now with no Uefa games.
"It won't be easy, we might have to win all our games to push on for a place. We have to aim for three points every week. I can't believe how good our home form is, then we go away and it doesn't happen. That must change."
There have been suggestions that Bridge's job at left-back is made harder by the reluctance of Robinho to track back.
But Bridge has no complaints with Robinho's style and feels they can forge an effective attacking partnership.
He said: "I'm happy to play with him, he's a genuine attacking player. When I came here I knew that Robi was going to be more attack-minded than defensive.
Cat and mouse
"That's why we play three in midfield, and hopefully they can help me out as well.
"Obviously, I want to be playing better, and hopefully my one-on-ones will get better and Robi can do all his attacking.
"You can get exposed at full-back, two versus one. I like to do that - push on - as well, and hopefully Robi can expose the other full-back.
"It's a bit of cat and mouse. I want to do as well as I can and let Robi do all he can going forward."