Pellegrini says that City will continue to fight for title
The City boss still believes that he can bring the title back to the Etihad Stadium
March 3rd, 2016
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes that his side can still triumph in their quest for the Premier League title despite being on the receiving end of a 3-0 thrashing at Anfield last night.
A mere three days after defeating Liverpool in the Capital One Cup final, the Citizens suffered an emphatic defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s Reds with goals from Adam Lallana, James Milner and Roberto Firmino subjecting them to their third consecutive Premier League defeat following losses to Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
The City manager blamed his side’s poor performance on fatigue, however he has promised that the fight is far from over despite some ten points separating Manchester City from league leaders Leicester City.
“It is difficult to have an excuse but I saw the team was not recovered from the last week. We played Champions League and then League Cup final and I saw team was not fresh and Liverpool played better,” he said to BBC Sport.
“The last two days we work very light, just try to recover the players but from beginning they won all the balls and had a high pace – more pace than our team.
“We didn’t attack well and create chances and didn’t have fresh legs to play like we can. It seems like the Premier League continues being the same from the start and very close. We will continue fighting.”
The mid-week defeat saw Manchester United draw level on points with City following their 1-0 victory over Watford at Old Trafford last night.