English Premier League – Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Coach City Manuel Pellegrini reacts:
“First of all when we win a game it is not just because of one or two players. I think the whole team had a good performance.
“Of course when you score four goals as Kun did today or make as many saves as Joe Hart it is very important for our team. But it isn’t fair not to talk about James Milner,Jesus Navas, Kompany or Sagna and what they did because all the team played well, although we made some mistakes.”
I think Kun is one of the best three or four strikers in the world. Last year he had injuries but now this season he is working very well – he didn’t start the first game so he could be 100% fit.
“He won’t score four every game but he will demonstrate why everyone says he is one of the best players in the world.
“Joe is the no.1 keeper in England. He made important saves today especially the penalty, but he also made a good save in the first five or six minutes which was important so we did not start with conceding a goal.
“We need every player in the team at a high level if we are going to do something.”
“I think it was a very amusing game for the fans. We won 4-1 and the score could have been 7-3 as both teams had clear chances to score. It is important for the fans for us to be an attractive team, but maybe also not to make so many mistakes.
“It is very important to win this game after the international break and it is always difficult when you don’t have the players to work with during the week. So I am very happy.”