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Manchester City advance against expectations in Champions League – reactions

December 10, 2014 by  
Filed under UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League – Day 6: AS Roma 0-2 Manchester City

There will be three English clubs in the last 16 after Chelsea and Arsenal also both qualify in their respective group. 

Coach City Pellegrini reacts:

“We won the game today in the same way we have done over the last three weeks. We have recovered our normal performance. We are playing well and we are similar to the team that won the title last year”.

“We are a solid team. We recovered the ball well and all the team were working together with and without the ball. Before the game, I spoke with the players and I told them I thought we played the worst game of the season against Roma in Manchester”.

“Tonight though, I had a lot of trust in what we could do. We were sure that, by playing the way we have been in the last few weeks, we could win and we did”.

“Even if we hadn’t have qualified today, I would have said the same. Now, we must think about the Premier League. We have to reduce the points Chelsea have over us at the top of the table”. Manchester City is likely to be the only team to battle for the Barclay’s Premier League title this year according to many sports betting experts.

Pellegrini added: “We are just three points behind them (Chelsea) and have four games left in December.

“We have finished with the Champions League for the moment and we will start thinking about this competition again in February”.

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