Manchester City have thrown their Premier League title defence "into the garbage", according to boss Manuel Pellegrini.
City head into Sunday's Manchester derby fourth in the table, nine points off leaders Chelsea, who have a game in hand.
The defending champions were level with José Mourinho's side at the start of 2015, but have since lost to Arsenal, Liverpool, Burnley and Crystal Palace in the league, as well as being eliminated from the FA Cup and the Champions League.
Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini has urged his side to pick themselves up from their Champions League misery and finish the season strongly.
City's season is now in danger of fizzling out after Barcelona ended their hopes of progressing in Europe with a formidable display at the Nou Camp.
Coming four days after a shock loss to Burnley left their Premier League title defence in tatters, City look set to end the season empty-handed and reflecting on under-achievement.
But Pellegrini insists the campaign is not yet over, and wants a strong response against West Brom on Saturday.
The Chilean, who is looking increasingly vulnerable in his position, said:
QPR striker Charlie Austin has been crowned the Premier League player of the month for December, with Manuel Pellegrini clinching the managerial accolade.
Austin scored five goals for relegation threatened Rangers last month including a hat-trick against West Brom, while Pellegrini guided champions Man City to five consecutive victories before the 2-2 draw against Burnley.
Manuel Pellegrini said he has a verbal agreement to coach Manchester City next season, according to Reuters.