Pablo Zabaleta: "The most important thing is always the performance of the team.
"We played a great game, we had a lot of chances, defensively we were very solid and it's another clean sheet.
"It's a good three points to carry on and we know that we are under pressure because we need to win every game.
"We know we are seven points behind United so it's going to be very tough, but keeping positive and keeping working is the key to catching United.
"It was hard to lose against Sunderland but always you need to try to respond well. We did it and I'm very proud for the team.
"You feel great when people give you credit but I always try to put the team before me.
"Football is not about individual players, it's about the collective. I'm very pleased for the lads.
"We did great (against Stoke) and it's great when you see everyone play well.
"I've been safe. I think we've played 20 games already and (it was) just studs against Sunderland, but no stitches.
"The Premier League is so hard, it's a very physical league and every challenge and every tackle is really hard.
"When I go, I go 100 per cent and sometimes I get injuries."