Not many people would bet on Manchester City to win the Premier League this year. The defeat at Liverpool was well deserved and Manchester City did not play like a champion, so when the coach says he still thinks the club can win the League, this is a very optimistic statement. early the Citizens may have given the farewell to the title for this season.
Coach Pellegrini on the rout:
“It’s an important defeat because we now have one game less and we couldn’t win one point. From the beginning, I saw the team were not recovered from the last week. It was intense with travel to Ukraine and the final.
We did well in the Champions League and Capital One Cup but now we need to be focused in the Premier League. They were more fresh – they were winning high balls and they had high pace.
In the first half, I thought it was very close. We didn’t deserve to be 2-0 down because Liverpool didn’t have many chances until they scored the first goal. I wanted to play with another striker inside the box. We were not creating many chances in the first half and were losing 2-0.
I tried to play Bony alongside Kun but we didn’t improve. I hope on Saturday we can return to our normal level of performance. I said always the Premier League will be won by a team with 80 points or less – but we are not thinking about the title at the moment. It is an important gap – but we are not thinking about other teams.”