They can certainly afford to be magnanimous. But it comes off as patronizing. This is not how any City supporter projected this season winding down.
Not that City cannot yet save this Premier League title effort. They can. A good start would be ripping off six wins in a row to close the season out.
In the off (all right, probably on) chance City do not win out, though, now is a reasonable time to think about what Manuel Pellegrini and City's brass can do this summer to patch the holes Liverpool, Chelsea and most notably Barcelona so cruelly exposed.
Centre-back and striker are somewhat obvious places to start.