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Pellegrini hails City’s performance in season opener

August 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Premier League

Manchester City 4-0 Newcastle

As for new manager Moyes with Manchester United, it was the first game for new manager Manuel Pellegrini who had a confortable evening, seeing his squad controlling a weak Magpies side. A clean sheet and a message for United rivals.

Pellegrini post game quotes:

“The most pleasing aspect was the way the team played for 90 minutes, from the beginning the attitude was aggressive and we continued to play that way for the whole match,”.

“I trust Edin Dzeko, it was a pity he didn’t score because he had a lot of chances and he played very well. “We knew with the ball that he’s a very good player but I think he played very well without the ball tonight. He had some important chances and he deserved to score today.

“I spoke to him when I first arrived and I told him that he will do very well for us. “I am sure we are now going to see the Edin Dzeko that City bought from Wolfsburg two years ago.”

“It’s a very good start but I was very confident that the team would play well, we worked very hard during pre-season, we were trying another style of football and maybe we must continue to improve but for the first match, it was good”.

“We are also very happy with both of the new players. Navas and Fernandinho played very well – Navas is always running and trying to make important passes inside the area.

“Fernandinho does a lot of work without the ball and he did well – I’m sure when Joveticand Negredo come in and play 90 minutes they will do very well too.

“I’m very happy with the squad we have this season; we will need all of them.”


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